Orbis 199, Spring

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Orbis
199, Spring 2022

Single issue: £5.50 (Overseas: £11.50/€14/$16); Subs: £19/4 pa (Overseas: £42/€50/$60)

Associate Editor (Book Reviews): Maria Isakova Bennett
Please note with new collections, press release in first instance – not review copies

Reviews by Philip Dunkerley; David Harmer; Jenny Hockey; D.A. Prince;
Pauline Rowe; Theresa Sowerby; Andrew Taylor; Lynne Taylor

Front cover artwork: ‘Speyside Blooms‘ by Jonathan Wheeler
back cover, detail from image: www.jonathanwheelerart.co.uk

I’m sure you’ll agree with Mary Maher: there’s something Special
about this time of year. And although we may not, as
C. M. Buckland does,
offer
Advice, poetry is full of useful ideas, and interesting tales:
would you like to know who are
Our Betters? Ask David Dumouriez.
The Seven Sisters Bracelet? Carmel Summers can tell you, or why is Noel King
telling us that Everybody Has A Swan Poem, So Why Can’t I? Maybe you could,
in the nicest possible way of course, get
Lost with Nick Conrad, in which case,
the
Next Stop, with Tim Dwyer, could be to check R. A. Allen’s File Footage.
Yes, Spring
Orbis is stuffed full of good things, for example, The Taxidermist
by
Verity Oswin. After all, like Clifford Liles, all readers will appreciate
A Subtle Tell of Stones
and that’s in every issue

 

Featured Poet Ciaran Buckley: Hammer Notes; Thursday; Homer, even; A Joke

Poems from: John Andrew (Revival);
Gareth Culshaw (The night an old gamekeeper visited);
Julian Dobson (In which the editor confesses to a typo);
Ayelet McKenzie (Expedition);
Martin Parker (Neighbours); Bill Richardson (The Changing Fall);
Helen Scadding (Gone granny)

Prose from: Patricia Leighton (Black Shadow Knocking);
Lindy Newns (Testimonial: II); Rob Walton (As if by magic)

Translation: Judith Wilkinson: Hanny Michaelis

Past Master: Peter Viggers, on Rainer Maria Rilke

Orbis 199 Contributors also include

Elaine Alarcontotten; Helen Ashley; Anne Banks; Charlie Baylis; Ed Blundell;
Jim Conwell; Bob Cooper; Christine Curtis; Peter Ebsworth; Jan FitzGerald;
Pam Gormally; Mary Hastilow; Derek Healy; Helen Heery; Martin Kerry;
Jean O’Brien; Caroline Smith; Sheila Spence; Claire Watson

 

 



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