Orbis 184, Summer 2018

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Orbis 184, Summer

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Front cover artwork: ‘Dragon with Hiroshige‘ by Jeff Gettis

back cover, detail from image: https://jeff-gettis.pixels.com/

What are we to make of this fabulous Summer? Yes, enjoy the Heatwave,
along with Julie Mellor; it’s a veritable River of Light (Ali Pardoe),
Peter Sutton Echo o o o o (s). 
But let’s start by finding out about
Mark Paffard’s Mountaineers of Leningrad
or trust Margarita Serafimova,
and venture to
The Water’s Edge
However, if we find ourselves wondering about
Colin Pink‘s Beautiful Lies, it may lead to 
Lara Frankena
and The Plagiarist’s Lament, or perhaps all turn out to be Magic,
as Hiram Larew says. So why not stop to smell the (Pressed) Flowers,
from Marybeth Rua-Larsen, although sadly, they’re not to be found
Denise Bennett’s 
account of Blossom Alley, or with Calamity’s Child,
Daragh Bradish explains. 
And before it’s all what Tim Dwyer calls an
Imagined Memory, snap up a bargain, for example, 
In This Style, 10/6
Georgina Titmus). And here’s another one to make the most of –
make this issue of Orbis top of your reading list.

Featured Poet
Ian McEwen: The riches of embarrassment; A spell of wind; Homily on practice

Poems from: Michael Atkinson, Kafka’s Garden; Holly Day, The Sacred Texts;
Briege Duffaud,  
La Vie Simple à la Campagne;
Mary O’Donnell, A Report to the Home Galaxy on ‘Speck’;
John Zedolik, Concluding Comfort

Prose from: Peter Eagan, Mr Tortilla;
Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois, Turbine Syndrome and The Baroness;
Fiona Vigo Marshall, The Library of Dreams

Translation: Luba Ostashevsky, Two poems by Anna Akhmatova

Past Master: Hannah Stone on Andrew Marvell

Reviews by
Maria Isakova Bennett, Angelina d’Roza, David Harmer, Jenny Hockey,
D. A. Prince, Andrew Taylor, Lynne Taylor, David Troman
and Noel Williams

Orbis 184 Contributors also include

Anne Banks, Jill Boucher, Peter French, Mary Melvin Geoghegan,
Ann Gibson, Alice Kinsella, Pete Langley, Gill McEvoy, Robert Ronnow,
Paul Saville, Pam Thompson, Carl Tomlinson, Ray Whitaker


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