Following the flying cow – a cartwheel penny

OWP 91 EDITORIAL & CONTENTS LIST FOR THE AUGUST ISSUE OF OBSESSED WITH PIPEWORK

So excited to be ushering into the hands of readers this exhilarating collation of poets’ visions.

We are living in unprecedented & revolutionary times when many people have found time on their hands and a chance to take a fresh look at the worlds we have been living in and that live in us.

Please take these poems slowly & let their layers develop. The editing task means my focus is often on the minutiae of format or punctuation, and a joy of rereading the finished magazine is to start to realize all the other jewels lurking in and among the often adventurous works we have chosen for you.

These are the poems:

Angela Arnold : Glimpse,

She has to do Things Brightly,

Song of the Purse.

Cecile Bol: Post-credits scene,

My aunt’s castle.

David Burl: Berceuse.

Alexandra Corrin-Tachibana:

Tatami,

Kekkon Kinenbi: wedding anniversary.

Ella Edge: Field Notes.

Jackie Fellague: The Pace of a Hatching Egg,

Before the Fall.

Anna Forbes: Patience.

Ann Gibson: Roman Glass.

Anthony Head: Afterglow.

Susan E Holland: Night Hunger,

On Stopping Smoking,

Phenology.

Eve Jackson: Martha Regrets.

Marc Janssen : January at the Harbor Freight Tool Store.

Simon Kew: Kami Paper Ori Folding,

The Pathos of Things.

David Lewitzky: Cave with familiar faces.

Richie McCaffery: DNR,

Snails,

Weeding.

Elspeth McLean: Crabbit,

High Water,

Sea Life,

The Bird Man of Speke.

Mark J Mitchell: Redondo Beach Summer 1963.

Abegail Morley: Lasting,

Foster Murphy: Moving People,

Touch.

Sarah Passingham: Nothing Can Beat the Day the Egrets Came,

Something About You Reminds Me of the Orphaned Leveret,

Stormed.

Stuart Pickford: Asylum.

Fae Sapsford: In response to Harold Gilman.

Penny Sharman: Kitnor,

Klin.

Miriam Sulhunt: Crow Tree.

Anne Symons: August Bank Holiday.

Louise Wilford: Old Flame,

Under the Bed.

Merryn Williams: Eclipse,

Fairytale,

2019,

Untitled,

When your best friend gets divorced.

Stella Wulf: The Fantastical Nature of Insomnia.

I hope you enjoy them.


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