Orbis 179, Spring 2017


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Orbis 179, Spring

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Front cover artwork: ‘Waverley Abbey’ by Melanie Zohrabi 
back cover, detail from image: www.artgallery.co.uk/artist/melanie_zohrabi_2

It’s easy to get confused: do you need to be a Mystic,
Marilyn Donovan, to be able to understand what lies Beyond,
Nick Conrad says, or even fathom out the Rubber Hand Trick
with the help of Sue Norton. Coming From Here with Nick Carding,
you can find out why the
Half-Light at Scarborough is important to
Sue Spiers, before learning from Helen Harvey, who is Coming Home to Roost?
On a more serious note,
Lavinia Kumar tells us about
A Slave Catching God’s Eye, and there’s a warning from
Jill Boucher: Droit du seigneur
But you can still enjoy Michael Swan’s Ballade
and relish
Audrey Molloy explaining why Envy is a Daylily,
hen let Antony Johae tell you all about an African Epiphany
So remember,
Marlon Brando makes his Debut on a Shopping Channel (Peter Ebsworth),
you’re all welcome to make yours here in

Featured Poet: Maggie Butt: Oare Creek; Beachcombing;November 1918

Poems from: Daragh Bradish, Extract from the Villa Journal. Cheeses;
Fiona Colligan-YanoThe Sea Rabbit; Barbara Cumbers, The Quaggy and the Kid;
Jane McLaughlin, Dita’s Scarf; Martin Reed,The Man Who Died in his Own Porch;
David Mark Williams. School of Little Birds

Prose from: Michael G. Casey, Letter to Meryl – The Sequel;
Charlotte Gringras, Jay Bee and crew; Sari Pauloma, Never Give All The Heart

Translation: Philip Dunkerley: Emilia Pardo Bazán, Almas Gemelas

Past Master: Pat Galvin on William Butler Yeats 2

Article: Lyn Cooper: Poet from 19 to 91 by Marti Cooper

Reviews by Maria Isakova Bennett, Clairr O’Connor,
Angelina d’Roza, David Harmer, 
D. A. Prince, Lynne Taylor,
David Troman
and Noel Williams

Orbis 179 contributors also include:

Marti Cooper; Clive Donovan; Michael Farry; Doreen Hinchliffe; Charlie Jones;
Marie Lecrivain
John McOwat; Lee Nash; Tanya Nightingale; Charles Osborne;
Felix Purat; Zara Raab; Lynne Taylor; Li C. Tien;
John Whitehouse


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