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Welcome to impspired!


Learning to Climb the Mountain – by Ann Christine Tabaka

The depth of life expressed at its best in verse.
Vatsala Radhakeesoon, Writer/Poet, Artist and Translator

Once again, Ann Christine Tabaka shares with us a volume of her tender, profound wordscapes. There are deep insights here, and a beautiful tribute to Georgia O’Keefe graces these pages. There is pain and regret as well, the baring of unseen wounds and lost journeys, never-forgotten loves and final goodbyes. Most of all, there is the carefully crafted lines and verses that map out her lifelong search for the deeper truths behind our shared illusions of everyday existence.

Dale Adams, Poet & Songwriter

It is easy to call oneself a poet. To make it apparent and be a master poet is extraordinary, for it is obvious she is supremely gifted. Her words are pathways threading feelings, images, and sensations. Her work is accessible, moving, and poignant, all the ingredients of an authentic poetic craftsperson.

Philip M. Butera, poet, novelist, and playwright

Ann Christine Tabaka’s Learning to Climb the Mountain is a poetic ascension through the dark valleys of life to the peaks. She highlights the paths she has taken and marks the trail with little bits of her heart; sharing her losses, heartaches, and the beauty she has discovered in her on going journey to reach the summit. Filled with poems which will resonate within the canyons of most hearts, Learning to Climb the Mountain, will take you higher.

Janice Mathis, Author- Clouds in the Looking Glass

Ann Christine Tabaka’s introspection of life in poetry will resonate and settle in your soul, land softly yet jarring your peace of mind. We all have a piece of Christine’s story within our fold, and like the author herself, find our own escape to a place of epiphany. Learning to Climb is the “Master Class” of poetry!

Kathy Sherban, Author, Accidental Poetess



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Terrible Beauty

Colleen Machut, a contributor to impspired on a few occasions now, and her husband both produce fantastic music/song. They are currently collecting their stories from local WW2 vets and other respected seniors.

Here is one of their videos based on Colleen’s Grandfather’s experiences in New Guinea

Follow the link above to find the latest Impspired Print Anthology.

Check out the interview Editor Steve Cawte did with the fabulous Nik Perring here


I am proud to re-introduce myself. I helped to set-up Impspired.com with Shirley Bell in 2019. Whilst she had been dealing with the online magazine I had been preparing for the 1st print anthology. Following the sad news that due to a decline in her health Shirley was not going to be able to continue with the magazine it has fallen to myself to pick up the reigns for the online magazine also, continuing what she had started so well.

I have made contact with many of the wonderful writers who have contributed so far to Impspired and if I haven’t messaged you yet… it’s coming!

I am a Playwright, Poet, Actor and Performer myself so I know the effort that goes into producing the pieces you submit. I will do my best to make sure you get as much back from me as I am able to give.

If you have any work you would like to submit then please email me at: impspired@gmail.com

Send word documents, including a biography (250 words max) and a Photograph of yourself to include with the profile.

I look forward to seeing where impspired can go, and look forward to being in the priviledged position of reading so much great writing, by so many great writers!

Steve Cawte

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Hello and welcome. This is a site for writing and writers, spoken word performers and artists. We are an enthusiastic team, led by Steve Cawte.

This is designed as a platform for writers and artists, where they can find lots of information and news and see the work we have published.

Although we are based in Lincoln UK, and of course we welcome work from local writers, we would like to have an international reach and everyone is welcome to send in their work. Initially, we are publishing the magazine as an e-zine but we also intend to collect the work together and publish it in a print anthology.

You are invited to send in your work to our brand new impspired magazine

There will be a free online magazine published here every two months, we are currently open for submissions to Impspired Magazine Issue 13. However, we are generally in a cycle of reading and looking to fill whatever the next upcoming journal may be.

Every four months we will create a print anthology from the e-zines, so for example the first anthology (Volume One) consisted of the work from impspired magazine issues 1& 2 and will be available on Amazon. The next release will be Volume Six due for release at the end of September and will contain work from issues 11 & 12.

That means 6 online magazines a year and 3 print anthologies!

So please get writing! Submissions can be sent as word files, jpgs for art work, and audio or video clips for performance poetry to impspired@gmail.com where we will look at your work with great interest. For information about what we are looking for please click ….. How to send in your work.

We want poems, stories, scripts, articles, reviews and drawings (which could be selected as cover images) and audio/video clips.

We will also bring all sorts of writing information and news, including how-to features, news about current writers and publishers, as well as keeping you up to date with events – readings, book launches and workshops.

We also welcome your news and information, because impspired also depends on you to keep us up to date.

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