Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Sister Publication to Poetry Life & Times

Issue of June 2016

Cathartic Eclipse. A Video Poem by Anca Mihaela



The Mole. A Poem by Ananya S Guha

I hate to say it
but the mole on my nose
is only an architecture of disdain
pure contempt for Grecian looks
and ultra
violets have broken into unmusical
songs, I have a hand for blasphemy
for those in exile ( in oblivion)
but the mole gives intrepid warmth
to a less than humane heart
a heart that mocks at love
and sees in body lust
philanderer of hope, testimony
coming back to the mole, the nose itches
in radical protest against human faces
of dignity.revolt then, you reprobates
crush the sinner’s dying plea of resurrection.
the mole looks blacker, wilder and the body




Japanese Spirit. A Poem by Tatjana DebeljaĨki

Forest Spirit is the master of woods and beasts, the shepherd whose stock consists of deer, roes and rabbits, which are looked after by wolves or lynxes.






A Poem by Mathew Scott Harris

Neon lights broadcast sold out show of one Matthew Scott
expert stage craft presents quotidian shows without sound
sole audience forcibly revisits this biography performance
private owner lifetime supply of entire stock season tickets
(to one smash box office hit after another improvisational)
lightning speed mime hologram flashes life capsule oeuvre
corpus trials and tribulations indelibly recorded upon spool
sibilant auditory oohs and aahs from vindictive ultimatums

Read full poem on Motherbird



 In Bed. A Poem by Robin Ouzman Hislop. 

The homestead El Caserio i Bizkerre lodged upon the wall

has a large gable’s end symmetry, slightly

skew whiff in the canvass that encompasses it. I wonder if
she’s painted herself from within to without ... Read more



Shadow People.
A Poem in 3 Parts by Sara L Russell


There is a grey area between
this world and the next.
People can be foolish; they dabble in ouija, in
dowsing, in automatic writing;
and – wittingly or unwittingly,
they may open a portal
to the other side.
That is how they enter.
Beware of inviting them in. ...

Read Full Poem at Poetry Life & Times


The video that inspired this poem: "Shadow people jinn appear at Jim Jones footage"





  PRESS RELEASE. The Poetic Bond V.

Willowdown Books is pleased to announce the poems

A Split Second Later’s Late
and The Split
Robin Ouzman Hislop

have been chosen for inclusion in the international poetry anthology


ISBN 978-1517783808

Publication Date 21 October 2015
Available from and across all AMAZON Channels

  Summary Review

A Split Second Later’s Late “Hangs brilliantly on the edge, visually stunning, there is a breadth to the language that is very satisfying.”

The Split “A challenging piece, revealing the debates of Wu Ch Eng En and Chuang Tze, and prompting the reader to research. The tone of philosophical enquiry is well held giving a feeling of profound truth.” Read more...



Two new books out now by Gary Beck:
Click book image to visit to buy this book or read reviews

DISPLAYS - a collection of poetry by Gary Beck

Unheard Arias
The purple finch and house finch
are unappreciated
by busy city dwellers,
who will never take the time
to listen for a moment
to their melodious song
that would please receptive ears
that are otherwise deafened
by the city commotion.  Read more


All the Babble of the Souk
Robin Ouzman Hislop

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Poet Robin Ouzman Hislop’s first full-length collection, All the Babble of the Souk, is appropriately titled. With a remarkably consistent ear for the market’s noise, for “[t]he broken lights of the bazaar/spangled] with glistening promise/in the eyes of the dusky beggar …” (Laminations in Lacquer ) Hislop’s poems, many of them cinematic-style montages of sounds and images, show us the metaphoric souk of the world, on the beach or in the street, its glitter, its sadness, its ragtag glory:

“pets, flower pots framed captive in a moment 
outside the house of the painter, a robot
in chains with an alms bowl”
(“Departures”) ...Read more of this review by poet Miriam C. Jacobs

More Reviews for this book:

 Aquillrelle. Press Release. All the Babble of the Souk

Richard Vallance Reviews All the Babble of the Souk

Reviewed by Marie Marshall All the Babble of the Souk

Richard Lloyd Cederberg Reviews All the Babble of the Souk

Adam Levon Brown Reviews All the Babble of the Souk

Further comments and reviews on Motherbird




World Healing, World Peace 2016: Volume 3

Inner Child Press, compiled by Janet Caldwell
with Foreword by Keith Alan Hamilton
£11.83 on

Foreword This vision of world healing and peace, if such a hope is going to come to fruition, it will take much struggle through effort in the human process of thinking. Firstly within reflective consciousness THE HUMAN-KIND will collectively have to change the way THE HUMAN RACE is perceived by all humans.

From Foreword: "This vision of world healing and peace, if such a hope is going to come to fruition, it will take much struggle through effort in the human process of thinking. Firstly within reflective consciousness THE HUMAN-KIND will collectively have to change the way THE HUMAN RACE is perceived by all humans..."




Tony Martin Woods Reads with Transforming with Poetry at Inkwell Arts. Leeds, UK

Transforming Poetry is a society of poets who read monthly at the Inkwell Arts Center, it includes regular local poets & guest poets, this last performance took place on the 30th of April 2016. Tony Martin Woods is the organizer and presenter of Transforming with Poetry, he is seen hear reading his translation Ontology from his recently published volume of poems Journeys of the Goddesses.

Read more and watch the video on

More video poets from Transforming With Poetry
at Inkwell Arts:

Owen Turner 

Mike Baynham






An Angel for New Orleans by Author-Poet Aberjhani


The Green Green Grass by Nordette Adams


Promotional video for Inner Child's
World Healing World Peace 2014 poetry anthology - see also volume 3 out for 2016


 Vampyre by pinkyandrexa aka Sara L. Russell





Poetry Lifetimes is edited by Sara L Russell from sources including
Poetry Life & Times edited by Robin Ouzman Hislop,
also Artvilla, Motherbird & YouTube


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