POETRY REVIEW: straya by Paul Summers – Malcolm St Hill

Malcolm St Hill lives in Newcastle, Australia and is a poet, reviewer and independent researcher focused on the literary memory of the Great War, particularly the work of Australian soldier-poets. This is a modified version of a review which appeared in Rochford Street Review in December 2017.  straya by Paul Summers (Smokestack Books, 2017) The term…

PHOTOGRAPHY – Joseph Birdsey

Joseph Birdsey is a writer and photographer who lives and works in London. He studied English at Goldsmiths, University of London, graduating in 2012. His poems have been published in ‘Myths of the Near Future’ (NAWE Young Writers’ Hub), Porridge Magazine, and by The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network. He tweets as @flaregun.’ And looking back…

FLASH FICTION – Andy Cashmore

Image: Georgia O’Keeffe, Train at Night in the Desert (1916), © 2018 (The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York) Andy Cashmore has had flash fiction published in numerous places, including the National Flash Fiction Day Anthology 2014 and The Harpoon Review. He participated in a writing project called Writing Begets Writing, where he…

ART- Sarah Jilani

Sarah Jilani is a British/Turkish freelance writer and PhD student in postcolonial literatures at The University of Cambridge. She has written on contemporary art, film and books for publications including The Economist, The Times Literary Supplement, ArtReview, and The Independent. A self-taught painter, she has exhibited in Istanbul (2014) and York (2011), and her artwork…

TWO POEMS – Jen Rouse

Image: Hannah Höch – Fashion Show (1925-35) (detail) Jen Rouse’s poems have appeared in Poetry, The Inflectionist Review, Midwestern Gothic, the CDC Poetry Project, Parentheses, Anti-Heroin Chic, Crab Fat Magazine, Up the Staircase, and elsewhere. She was named a finalist for the Mississippi Review 2018 Prize Issue and was the winner of the 2017 Gulf Stream Summer Contest Issue. Rouse’s…

ONE POEM – Ed Garvey-Long

Image: Jackson Pollock, Number 1, 1948 Ed Garvey-Long is a poet from North London who enjoys cross stitch and contemporary art. He tweets under the name @eddus.

PHOTOGRAPHY – Deborah Sibbald

Deborah Sibbald lives in London where she works as a social worker for the NHS. She studied photography at John Cass and writes poetry, some of which has begun to appear in various publications. These photographs are a few of many from several series of ” involuntary paintings” taken whilst walking in London.