Rodney Wood

Rodney Wood

BIZARRE COST CUTTING IDEAS Cures for The Black Death included: wearing a dead toad, applying powdered unicorn horn, a newly dead pigeon and crushed emeralds, drinking 10 year old medicine, having urine baths and living in a sewer.   put…

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Pauline Rowe

Pauline Rowe

  Personality Disorder   I need to say this though you’re six years dead, though your lover’s retired from the operating theatre.   She won her knowledge in the manner of privilege like stolen carrion from a 3 week training…

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Marek Urbanowicz

Marek Urbanowicz

MONOPOLISED.   The iron’s been retired, also rocking horse, lantern purse. All replaced by the cat (beating diamond-ringed guitar- strapped robot with his ‘copter) thus now one of 8: thimble, Scottie dog. top-hatted, shoed in wheel-barrow, racing car   or…

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ME Muir

ME Muir

  Energy Deflected         redundant chimney pots   ........................................glitter of photovoltaic   a quiet azalea stutters gently . red petals fall                                 coughing beyond the cluttered aerials   ..............................her Hybrid Yaris battery starts up quiet  …

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Bruach Mhor

Bruach Mhor

  Private   The loch side chapels are converted into summer lets.    Un-missed bells disappear from belfries reborn as points of interest, architectural features full of air.   Granite bones of faith regain a flesh of board and paint:…

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Jenean McBrearty

Jenean McBrearty

Another Modern World Has Been Born, Ezra   The assignment was Sons and Lovers. Contrast, compare, discuss. Is the story about incest disguised as the love of flowers? Read for understanding. Subtlety. Things unsaid. When Mama kicks the bucket, is…

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Jacquie Wyatt

Jacquie Wyatt

  Black Book   Spray bitter on the wall, art as barricade, herded in, jostled, shoulders shoved chin on chest, mouth forced closed, eyes never fully opened because who’d want to see that.   Spray-paint you black, silver, green, tag…

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Ian C. Smith

Ian C. Smith

 Troubled in the Roaring Forties Rain on a caravan roof in the Furneaux Group. Awake late, his mind roils like the encircling sea these dwindling fugitive nights, roils in chaos he knows no escape from, but wants to, toil over,…

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