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Orbis 171, Spring 2015
£5 (Overseas: £9/€12/$15); Subs: £17/4 pa (Overseas: £35/€42/$58)
Front cover artwork: ‘Birds’ by Tammy Ruggles;
back cover, detail from image: http://tammyruggles.deviantart.com/gallery/46117265/
If there’s one thing we’ve got plenty of, it’s Stories (Bibhu Padhi),
sometimes artful, like The Yellow Cow by Jennie Osborne,
sometimes dark and mysterious, with David Banks Exorcising Gehenna,
or Geraldine Clarkson’s After-woods, and often both,
when you join Robin Thomas and Edward In The Garden.
You’re off on A Strange Journey, as Kathy Miles will tell you.
Spend a Moment with Roxy Dunn, enjoy Michael Henry’s Nocturne in Biarritz,
play Rock, Paper, Scissors with Richard Williams, or discover Kimmeridge, courtesy of Khadija Rouf.
Yes, follow E. Kristin Anderson’s instructions: “A Nearby Fence, Pull” –
then all will be revealed…
Featured Poet: Bethany Pope
Hanging, Among the Oranges; My Mother, Masking; A Taint in the Blood
Poems from: Jean Atkin: Itsuarpok;
Alex Dreppec, [INSERT TITLE OF THE POEM HERE];
Cathy Whittaker, Waiting; Alan Zhukovski, The End of Oblivion
Prose from: Julie Maclean, Animal Rites; Don Mulcahy, Back There;
Bethany Pope, Teamwork; John Short, Nobody Talks Anymore
Translation: Judith Wilkinson: Menno Wigman, Herostratos; Stramien
(with support from the Dutch Foundation for Literature)
Past Master: Helen Ashley on Matthew Arnold
Article: Orbis: Genesis and Exodus by founder Robin Gregory
Reviews: Angelina Ayers, Maria Isakova Bennett, Ross Cogan,
David Harmer, Jennifer A. McGowan, D.A.Prince,
Andrew Taylor, David Troman and Noel Williams
Orbis 171 contributors also include:
E. Kristin Anderson; Anne Banks; David Banks; Fred Beake;
Geraldine Clarkson; Monica Corish; Dagmar Drabent; Roxy Dunn;
Nausheen Eusuf; David Harmer; Michael Henry; Jenny Hockey;
Kathleen Kummer; Simon Lewis; G. P. Manuell; Kathy Miles;
Caroline Natzler; Jennie Osborne; Bibhu Padhi;
Jeff Phelps; Khadija Rouf; Gerry Stewart; Ginny Sullivan; Declan Sweeny;
Robin Thomas; Olivia Walwyn; Richard Williams; Jim C. Wilson