Antiphon issue 21 super colossal thrilling situation!

… which is what I find after searching the thesaurus for a synonym for ‘Big Bang’. And this is the Considerable Outburst of excellent poetry, the newly issued Antiphon issue 21 and no less than 19 poems read by their authors. Pull up something wet and fizzy, download the issue, put your feet up and enjoy!

(If you have trouble loading the recordings on this page, there are a couple of playlists on Soundcloud: Antiphon issue 21 part I and part II)

Antiphon issue 21: Contents

(recording is above the poem title)

Prologue
Act One

Beast Killian O’Donnell

The Weather We Call Raw David Troupes

Eve Peter Lo Bianco
The day the freezer broke and all the food melted is the day Jane Burn
The Seagull Rachel Rankin

Auden in Yorkville, 1939 Chris Edgoose
Six Years Old on Her Grandparents’ Porch Penelope Scambly Schott

Living Bus 8 Douglas Jones

Act Two

Outside Holy Trinity  Sue Kindon
Drawn in Perspective  Ruth Aylett

Catching Clementine Faith Williams
Abandoned Railroad Bridge on the River John Solensten
Night Tapestry Lee Nash
I Read a Poem Today About a Spider J R Solonche

Riff: what it takes Kathleen O’Toole

A catch-all Patrick Theron Erickson

Reviews
Millstone Grit, edited by Rosemary Badcoe, Noel Williams and Carolyn Waudby
Dinner at the Blaws-Baxters’, Andrew Sclater
Kaleidoscope, Mick Yates
Strawberries and Black Pudding, Joyce Mansour, trans. Carol Martin-Sperry
Dung Beetles Navigate by Starlight, Sarah Watkinson

Act Three

Sylvia’s Games David Troupes

A Bag of Frozen Kidney Beans Burgi Zenhaeusern
Meiga Elizabeth Gibson
Row Robert Krantz

“Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?” Kurt Luchs

Huddersfield Narrow Canal: Lock 26 Alison Lock

Keeping Watch Anne Coughlan

Act Four

The House Karen Dennison
Towards Sundown Jock Stein

Felling Jenny Hockey

C282Y Susan L Leary

High Thomas Pletcher

A Silent Majority Tristan Moss

Bioluminosity Jenny Martin
You are in the Hard Places Jessica Mookherjee

Afterwards Anthony Watts

Contributors issue 21

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Hear those voices echo in your head

A few more readings to go along with Antiphon issue 20. By now you’ll have worked your way through the reviews, made a note of a few books to buy, and be savouring acts 3 and 4.

Or perhaps you’ll be printing it out and inserting it carefully into one of those leather covers that the most ancient TV listings mag over here fondly likes to imagine we use. Can’t imagine why anyone would want to collect that, but an entire series of Antiphon issues – that’s going to be worth money, that is. Think of your grandchildren.

Cafe Theater by Ceri Eagling

My Mother’s St Vith by Polly Brown

She Nearly Died by Anne Stewart

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Antiphon issue 20 now live!

Antiphon issue 20  is now live!

Full contents below. Please enjoy some more readings!

Beachcomber by Richie McCaffery

From Heaven by Judith Taylor

Fitting In by Seth Crook

Contents

Act One
The Moon Illusion Robert Wrigley
Anatomy Ceridwen Hall
April in Myth Wren Tuatha
Partial Understanding Brian Johnstone
From heaven Judith Taylor
Acqua Alta Fiona Larkin
Philip Levine’s Good Ear Lisa Kelly

Act Two
Ferry Across New Year Chrissy Banks
Because of your problem, are you afraid
people may think you are intoxicated? Michael Albright
For the Traveler Tricia Knoll
Jealous Kim Bridgford
Our Evolution Luigi Coppola
She nearly died… Anne Stewart
Trying his art on laments Tony Williams
Catharsis Mary Makofske

Interval – Reviews
Kith, Jo Bell
The Fetch, Gregory Leadbetter
There Was and How Much There Was, Zeina Hashem Beck
This Changes Things, Claire Askew
Homing, Mary King
Brief Encounters:
Beautiful Day, JR Solonche
Small Disturbances, Isabel Bermudez
The Swell, Jess Mookherjee

Act Three
The Buzzard Anna Lewis
The Fernery Jane Frank
Take It Off the Mat Ellen Goldsmith
Compliment Ceridwen Hall
My Mother’s St. Vith Polly Brown
October Wake Jean L. Kreiling
Sinann Clifton Redmond
Beachcomber Richie McCaffery

Act Four
Ant Lion, Owlfly, Doodlebug Deborah Brown
Gold Leaves Kathy Gee
Missing Susan Roney-O’Brien
Transcendence Jac Shortland
On the Clifftop Petra White
Café Theater Ceri Eagling
Fitting In Seth Crook

Antiphon is delighted in this issue to feature the photography of Beth Kirkhart. Beth is a photographer who lives near Bee Caves, Texas with her husband and two children. She also works in environmental conservation. See more of her work on twitter, @Gilenlinn

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Issue 20 – more readings

It’s a shaky world out there, as if someone had chopped off the table leg and left the few of us still talking sense to run to the far corner, use our weight to stop it toppling. So have some more poems to listen to, as a sign that people are still sitting down, concentrating, forming careful words, spreading some sort of order.

Trying His Art on Laments by Tony Williams

Gold Leaves by Kathy Gee

Ferry across New Year by Chrissy Banks

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Readings from issue 20

Issue 20 is nearly ready to be launched on the world. Here is the first group of readings from the magazine. And take a look at the cover – isn’t it great? Many thanks to Beth Kirkhart for allowing us to use her images for this issue.

The Moon Illusion by Robert Wrigley

Our Evolution by Luigi Coppola

Philip Levine’s Good Ear by Lisa Kelly

The Fernery by Jane Frank

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Antiphon issue 19 is here!

i19coverClick to view or download Antiphon-issue 19

Delighted, as ever, to offer a new issue of Antiphon (see below for contents). We’ve been honoured by some particularly sparkling writing – it feels like a strong issue to me. Let us know what you think!

It’s fascinating to hear all the different voices of our poets. Here’s a bonus selection for your weekend enjoyment.

Totem Song by Mike Saye

Kirstenbosch by Alexandra Strnad

Walk by Judith Taylor

Summer Solstice Anchorage by Jill Dery

Artwork by Alice Tarbuck

Nightswimming in a Stranger’s Pool by Mike Saye

Undammed by Ivy Schweitzer

Exhaustion by Becca Menon

Nurse’s Day by Tamam Kahn

Issue 19 Contents

Prologue
Act One
Mariana and the Roadkill – Sally Douglas
The Specifics – Morna Finnegan
Kirstenbosch – Alexandra Strnad
Undammed – Ivy Schweitzer
Walk – Judith Taylor
The Years – Isabel Bermudez
Fulford Lake, Alberta – Karen Petersen

Act Two
In Deep – Julia Deakin
Intellect – Robert Beveridge
Apoptosis – C Wade Bentley
Nightswimming in a Stranger’s Pool – Mike Saye
Summer Solstice Anchorage – Jill Dery
Place de l’Opéra – Kate Noakes
Sky-gardens – Alexandra Strnad

Interval: reviews
Earth Girls, Lisa Brockwell
The Density of Salt, Kate Garrett
Three Short Reviews:

Alan Buckley, The Long Haul
Roy McFarlane, Beginning with your Last Breath
Mark Pajak, Spitting Distance

Noir, Charlotte Gann

Act Three
Abraham – Jory Mickelson
Factoring – Rachel Nix
A Great Work – Rebecca Hurst
Out of Place – Ivy Schweitzer
Stone-watching  – Mark Leech
They Arrive Restless – Obi Nwakanma
Artwork Number 53, Borough Station – Alice Tarbuck

Act Four
Clarification – Michael Farry
New Moon – Tim Love
Totem Song – Mike Saye
Perfectly Still – Ellen Goldsmith
Nurse’s Day – Tamam Kahn
Navigating the Annals – Abegail Morley
Running in the Rain – Sarah Law
Exhaustion – Becca Menon

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