Ah those restless, sleepless nights when you gaze (or is that glare?) at your partner’s slumbering form, wishing you could squeeze the sleep potion from their eyes. Where do they go during those hours? And who with?
Check out my latest poem in Orbis (Issue 162) and enjoy a dream journey through constellations – and while you’re there, gather up some wonderful poems by the likes of Maureen Jivani, Catherine Smith, Maggie Butt and Brian Daldorph.
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. After eight wonderful years, poets and fans of Britain’s only literary magazine devoted to fourteen line poems, gathered last night at the Poetry Cafe in Covent Garden to celebrate its last ever edition. And oh, the irony – issue 14!
P.66 ‘Detritus’ by Claire Booker
It was standing room only for late-comers. And what a feast of sonnets, including work by Alan Brownjohn, AF Harrold, Joel Allegretti and Catherine Smith.
My own contribution to the magazine, a 14 liner entitled ‘Detritus’, picks up on an extraordinary remark made by Anton Chekhov that he could find ideas for stories anywhere, even in a used ashtray.
To order a copy of 14 (issue 14) please click on the following link. You’ll be buying a piece of literary history! http://www.fourteenmagazine.com