ON OUR STREAMS OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND THEIR DARK TRIBUTARIES

Books lead to other books. Read one and you’re reminded of another. New publications refer to past ones, famous and obscure. Genres cross over, involving similar concepts, tropes, devices. Writers lift, pay tribute, re-imagine, claim as their own and take it a step further in their effort to tell gripping, original stories. Pick up the trail and we end up making extraordinary connections. Welcome to Connection Degree Three … Virginia Woolf, Joseph Conrad, Christopher Marlowe. Three icons of English literature who pondered on the spectral nature of life, its phantasmagorical ebbs and flows, its wholly phantasmic fluctuations, the bright suns … Continue reading ON OUR STREAMS OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND THEIR DARK TRIBUTARIES

Aristophanes – Three Plays by Gary Beck & Jane Oliensis

A review by Sarah Mackey Kirby PUBLISHED by Cyberwit ISBN: 9789390202935 In Aristophanes, Beck and Oliensis bring creativity and wit to three of the Ancient Greek playwright’s comedies. The book comprises three plays: The Women in Assembly, The Birds, and Lysistrata. Their translations animate the political satire and antics laden plots characteristic of his writing. And while reading these, it’s easy to picture and feel life in the polis. While the plots have a heavy dose of absurdity (in a good way), that absurdity serves to enlighten the audience and criticize the powers that be about war, political events, and … Continue reading Aristophanes – Three Plays by Gary Beck & Jane Oliensis

Dr. Arthur Broomfield

Dr Arthur Broomfield is a poet and Beckett scholar from County Laois, Ireland. His work has been published in Acumen, Agenda, Orbis, North and in the US, Ireland and India. He has been writing Surrealist poetry for the past two years, inspired by the English surrealist poet Hilda Sheehan and by the writings of Andre Breton. The Meeting on the Turret Stairs 2 She who has touched him – rid of chain mail and helmet, sword in repose –  he would, he planned, touch,    here, beyond the curve in the stairs where her hair caresses the stars,   he … Continue reading Dr. Arthur Broomfield

Theresa C. Gaynord

Theresa likes to write about matters of self-inflection and personal experiences. She likes to write about matters of an out-of-body, out-of-mind state, as well as subjects of an idyllic, pagan nature and the occult. Theresa writes horror, as well as concrete gritty and realistic dramas. Theresa is said to be a witch and a poet, (within the horror writing community) and she has been published in a number of magazines, ezines, anthologies and books throughout the years. She is a former elementary school teacher, a psychic medium – reader and advisor.   Perpetual Motion The leaves outside sway lightly and I’m … Continue reading Theresa C. Gaynord

Giovanni Mangiante

Giovanni Mangiante is a poet from Lima, Peru. He has work published in Heroin Love Songs, Rat’s Ass Review, Three Rooms Press, Fearsome Critters, The Raven Review, Cajun Mutt Press, Crêpe & Penn, Open Minds Quarterly, and more. In writing, he found a way to cope with BPD. The deformed child Sometimes a kid from school would shout that I was a monster while I was inside one of the bathroom stalls daydreaming, skipping a few minutes of class, thinking about my favorite videogame, my low grades, what mom may have had cooked for lunch, if dad was safe at … Continue reading Giovanni Mangiante

Anne Anderson

Bird on a Wire – Mr Rainbow author Anne Anderson says;  ‘Since childhood I’ve been converting hate- mail into poetic verse.  However, today I use all my earlier experiences as fodder for my authorial voice.  I still love to write poetry but enjoy writing short stories and novels.  (No hate-mail, I promise.)  I have been published in Bareback magazine, the British Library and have self-published three novels on amazon. Slut Detox, Slapdash Queen and Calamity’s Calling.  These three quirky novels follow their chaotic protagonists on adventures, as they make sense of their toxic childhoods to overcome sexually exploitation; Slut Detox deals … Continue reading Anne Anderson

Zoe Siobhan Howarth-Lowe

Zoë has two pamphlets (from Half Moon Books & Hedgehog Press) and her First Collection is forthcoming with Indigo Dreams in 2021. Her work has appeared in various Anthologies and Journals. Twitter: @ZSHowarthLowe Website: www.zshowarthlowe.com Children Who Come And Go Rounded belly, swelling year after year, the texture of melon rind.   Baby born only to die, over and over. Growing in the same crook of the same hip.   These ogbanje – the children who come and go. Born over and over, same woman, same cradle, same belly – overstretched. Full of life that lasts only as long as they … Continue reading Zoe Siobhan Howarth-Lowe

Finola Scott

Finola Scott’s work can be found on posters, tapestries and postcards. She is widely published with poems in Ink, Sweat and Tears, The Fenland Reed, Lighthouse, New Writing Scotland. She won the Uist Poetry, Dundee Law, The Blue Nib Chapbook competitions and was runner up in the Coast to Coast pamphlet competition. Stanza Festival commissioned a poem for a multi-media installation. Red Squirrel published her debut pamphlet in October. You can read more on FB Finola Scott Poems. Thin ice  Winter Olympics Vancouver  2010 I say yes   but not my idea   of  fun   an ice rink stadium packed   with flag-flourishing … Continue reading Finola Scott

Maurice Devitt

Maurice Devitt, after thirty years plying his trade in the world of Insurance & Banking, decided he wanted to be a poet, so he retired. Now eight years and 200 poems later he has recently published his debut collection, ‘Growing Up in Colour’, with Doire Press. During those eight years he also completed the MA in Poetry Studies at Mater Dei, won the Trocaire/Poetry Ireland and Poems for Patience competitions, and was placed or shortlisted in many other competitions including The Patrick Kavanagh Award, The Interpreter’s House, Bangor Literary Festival, Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Competition, The … Continue reading Maurice Devitt

Scott Waters

Scott Waters lives in Oakland, California with his wife and son.  He graduated with a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.  Scott has published previously in The Blue Nib, The Pacific Review, Loch Raven Review, Adelaide, Better Than Starbucks, A New Ulster, Selcouth Station, The Courtship of Winds, Scarlet Leaf Review, The Pangolin Review, Ink in Thirds, and many other journals.  Scott’s first chapbook will be published by Selcouth Station, and his poem “I Could Be Anybody” has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. FILL I could seek another click.          like.     thumb.               heart-hugging                        smiley. but the hole … Continue reading Scott Waters