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Here’s one for all those with a child genius, and a vague yearning to learn
(just try googling it…): be intrigued by Laura Seymour
and The fate of the peanut specialist. Not to mention Frances Sackett’s
description of the Moon in Flood –and why is Mum’s Laughing (Anne Stewart)?
And just how do you go about Outwitting Baba Yaga? Pat Farrington explains,
while John Andrew spins a yarn about his Line of Ancestry.
Join in with Elizabeth Barton’s Song of a Suburb, keeping a watch, though,
for Sue Davies and The Strawberry Thieves, as well as The Burner
(Tom Moody). Then relax with some Cocktails in the company
of James Conor Patterson, raising a glass to Neil Beardmore’s Amanuensis.
But heed the Teachings of the Shaman from Louis Nthenda, and Sarah Barnsley’s
instructions: We have made a number of key appointments –
be sure to keep yours with this issue of Orbis…
Featured Poet Kevin Casey: A New Confectionery; Promises; Darning the Sky
Poems from: Arthur Broomfield, Seeing Limerick Station through quantum physics;
Craig Kurtz, Huswife’s Velleity; Edward O’Dwyer, The End of Ice-Cream;
Fiona Pitt-Kethley, Figs and Amethysts; Gwen Sayers, Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika
Prose from Charles Osborne, The Girl in the Sand; Jennifer Ouellette, The Heroes;
Pavle Radonic, LOVES HIGH AND LOW Wives and Devotions
Translation: Brent Southgate, Poems from Martial
Past Master: Helen Ashley on Edward Thomas
Reviews by Clairr O’Connor, Angelina d’Roza, Philip Dunkerley, David Harmer,
D. A. Prince, Andrew Taylor, David Troman and Noel Williams
Orbis 180 contributors also include
Mike Alderson; Aidan Baker; Linda Benninghoff; Toby Campion; Andrew Curtis;
Nathan Fidler; Angela Howarth; Ian McLachlan; Antony Mair;
Katherine Noone; Val Pargeter; Karen Petersen; Laura Potts; Paul Protheroe;
Natalie Scott; K. V. Skene; David Troman; Chris Woods