RITUALS POETRY: ‘RITUAL’ BY GLORIA HEFFERNAN

RITUALS POETRY: ‘RITUAL’ BY GLORIA HEFFERNAN

Ritual Gloria Heffernan   It has to be the blue mug, the one that fits my hand like a chalice. The coffee runs through the brewer, and I stir in cinnamon until the aroma fills the room like incense.   Maxwell trots into the kitchen to take his place by my...

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RITUALS POETRY: ‘MILKMAN’S TUNE’ BY ANDREW BUTTON

RITUALS POETRY: ‘MILKMAN’S TUNE’ BY ANDREW BUTTON

Milkman's Tune Andrew Button   Like a jukebox call, stirred from soundless dreams, they awake to his whistle and milk bottle chorus. His tunes thrown like Frisbees, echoed by radios in kitchens, occupants in cars to work, earphones on buses, office floor...

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RITUALS FICTION: ‘THE CUCUMBERS’ BY IAN CUSACK

RITUALS FICTION: ‘THE CUCUMBERS’ BY IAN CUSACK

The Cucumbers Ian Cusack Lawrence Martin and Richard Stevens once were lovers. They met in jail. Lawrence the deviant dentist with a shameful hard drive; crammed with images of men pissing. Legal static snaps of consensual urolagnia and illegal videos of...

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Interview: Fire & Dust Meets Adam Smith

Interview: Fire & Dust Meets Adam Smith

FIRE & DUST MEETS ADAM SMITH   2018 has been a good year for Adam Smith. After saying goodbye to his band, Speaking in Shadows, following eight successful years of song-writing and crowd-surfing, he put pen to paper for a different reason: to write poetry again....

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INTERVIEW: HCE MEETS J. Ryan Sommers

INTERVIEW: HCE MEETS J. Ryan Sommers

HCE MEETS: J. RYAN SOMMERS   CONDUITS: THE BALLAD OF JINX JENKINS BY J. RYAN SOMMERS Publisher: TRANSMUNDANE PRESS ISBN 978-0-9984983-3-1 £3 for ebook/£10.75 for paperback/226 pages If you enjoyed J. Ryan Sommers’ short story You Don’t Just Come Here, published on our...

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INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS MIKE PHILIPS

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS MIKE PHILIPS

FIRE & DUST INTRODUCES: MIKE PHILIPS   Light breaks through the shadows, Silence is filled with words The hours repeat themselves Until they are no longer heard   It goes quiet in the darkness While the future waits for the past To sweep away the old empires...

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Interview: HCE Meets Tom McColl

Interview: HCE Meets Tom McColl

HCE MEETS TOM MCCOLL   BEING WITH ME WILL HELP YOU LEARN BY TOM MCCOLL Listen Softly London ISBN 978-0993535307 £8.00/78 pages   In this interview, HCE talks to Tom McColl about being a writer and his published collection of poetry and short fiction (Being with Me...

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