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Front cover artwork: ‘Dragonflies First Flight’ by Amanda Dagg
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Who wouldn’t love to know More About the Marmoset? Fortunately,
Max Gutmann can explain. And why is Alex Josephy writing
On Not Going into the Garden? It’s a Gift,
says Sarah Lindon, like creating poems such as Julie Maclean’s Light Wave
and Particles of Icarus, and John Timothy Robinson: A Keepsake
in Handfuls of Memory Earth.Or even when you know things like
This is how it feels before the rain, as Ben Macnair tells us.
Meanwhile, Yvonne Adami can be discovered Walking the Merri,
whilst Katherine Swett is a Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog.
Mark Carson however reveals the grim details of being an Apprentice;
like John-Christopher Johnson, think Frankenstein. On that rather dark note,
let us reassure you there’s plenty here to make you Smile, thank you,
Lorna Sherry; you’re sure to enjoy this issue,
along with Grahaeme Barrasford Young – Because I say so.
And finally, or rather, with Tony Hendry,
Featured Poet, Judith Shaw: Greek Juggernaut; genuine middle eastern sculpture;
it helps somehow; There are more fences now
Poems from Lucía Orellana-Damacela, Rain Noir:
Zebulon Huset, Of Chivalry and Chance;
Ed Jones, When Jesus Spoke to the Elephants;
Mary Makofske, Creation/Apocalypse;
Hannah Stone, ‘How unpleasant to meet Mr Eliot’;
Martin Zarrop, Sleepers
Prose from Jim Meirose, The Burning Bush;
Luba Ostashevsky, People are crazy;
Lorna Sherry, Smile
Past Master: Eamonn Lynskey on Eugene Lee Hamilton
Reviews by Maria Isakova Bennett, Philip Dunkerley, David Harmer,
Afric McGlinchey, D. A. Prince, Andrew Taylor, Lynne Taylor and Noel Williams
Orbis 183 Contributors also include
John Arnold; Anne Ballard ; Stephen Clarke; Jim Conwell;
Nigel Ford; Paul Francis; Pauline Hawkesworth; Richard Hughes;
Paula Jennings; Lindy Newns; John Perrault; Anne Rees;
Peter Viggers; F. J. Williams; Nicky Winder