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Orbis
198, Winter 2021

Editor: Carole Baldock
Associate Editor (Book Reviews) Maria Isakova Bennett

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‘Tis the season to be…
keeping your fingers crossed yet again
in the hope of Yuletide celebrations going to plan.
But whether commiserations or congratulations, you can immerse
yourself in this festive feast, soaring high with Maureen Jivani at Two Minutes
to 13
, never worrying about The Weight of Light (KB Ballentine)
or Richard Lister and his Riddle from the sands, while making the most of
Beth Booth’s Swooping Season. As for Xxxx shopping, an apology from
David LukensWhy I can’t tell you the way to Tescobut not a problem
because, 
At the end of the day (Kathryn MacDonald), you could easily
pick up something colourful in Ceruleanlike Luke Morgan or
an absolute bargain at 
Helen Overell’s Point of sale in the Charity Shop,
and enjoy a tale about Gretel and the woodcutter from Simon Leonard.
In fact,
 there’s sure to be something in this issue for everybody to enjoy

Featured Poet
Pauline Hall
: The Affair; Pleasures; Getting away; Collisions ; Panache

Poems from:
Adrian Buckner (Adjective on the town); Miranda Day (The Rock and the Water);
Max Roland Ekstrom (My Maternity) Matt Haw (Gloomers);
Luke Morgan (Cerulean); Mary Mulholland (Playing with snakes);
Pete Mullineaux (‘Don’t always expect fireworks…’); 
Sara Truuvert
(Will My Iguana Love Me?)


Prose from: James Brasfield (The Carpathian Connection);
Philip Dunkerley (The Godsend);Jean Maskell (At the crossroads)

Translation: Niels hav (Sker det at nogen siger fra?)


Past Master: Susan Wismer on Tekahionwake: E. Pauline Johnson


Reviews by
David Harmer, D. A. Prince, Pauline Rowe, Theresa Sowerby and Andrew Taylor

 

Orbis 198 contributors also include
Michael Bartholomew-Biggs; David Burridge; RC deWinter;
Massimo Fantuzzi; George Freek; Victoria Gatehouse; Doreen Hinchliffe;
Sue Kauth;
Alicia Byrne Keane; Jennie Owen; Frances Sackett; Penny Sharman;
Matt Smith; Peter Sutton; Sarah Wimbush; Mantz Yorke

 

 

 



Orbis194.pmdJanuary 25

The 9th Ó Bhéal Five Words Competition 

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January 31
Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition
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January 21
Cúirt New Writing Prize 2022

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January 31

The Brian Dempsey Memorial Competition 2022

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Teignmouth Poetry Festival Open Poetry Competition 2022

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January 31

Kent & Sussex Poetry Society

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January 31


Fish Publishing Short Memoir Prize

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January 14
Magma’s 2021/22 Poetry Competitions

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January 28
The 2021 Manchester Writing Competition

www.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/


£10,000 prizes for the best portfolio
of three to five poems and best short story of up to 2,500 words.
Submissions must be new work, not previously published.
Open internationally to new and established writers, aged 16 or over.
Deadline: 28 January 2022
Entry fee: £18 (reduced price entry available)
Organised by the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Judged by Romalyn Ante, Malika Booker and Zaffar Kunial (Poetry)
and Hilaire, Simon Okotie and Nicholas Royle (Fiction).
For full details, to enter, and to read last year’s winners,
visit the Competition website: www.mmu.ac.uk/writingcompetition/
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December 31
Wolverhampton Literature Festival Fifth Poetry Competition

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