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

Contributors

 

 

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More readings from issue 19

HPIM0300.JPGWell, we live in interesting times. Have some more readings of excellent poetry, though they have a touch of the apocalypse about them.

Clarification by Michael Farry

Out Of Place by Ivy Schweitzer

In Deep by Julia Deakin

They Arrive Restless by Obi Nwakanma

 

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Poetry readings from issue 19

cover1Just waiting for the proofs to come back before launching issue 19 – so here are some of the poems while you’re waiting. More to follow!

Apoptosis by C Wade Bentley

The Specifics by Morna Finnegan

Sky-gardens by Alexandra Strnad

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Issue 18 – being continued…

RP-P-1958-499smallYou know how you’ve now read half of Antiphon issue 18 and intended to come back later and read the rest? Here’s an extra recording, just to remind you…

Antiphon issue 18

Coltsfoot by Hilde Weisert

Contents – issue 18

Act One

Ode to my Weight Loss – Krista Cox
Vigilant Poem – Samantha Madway
Atheism – Claire Scott
The Passenger – Theophilus Kwek
Mass Spectrometry – Hannah Hackney
Maybe It Was Something about Trolls – C Wade Bentley
Nervous for Cigarettes – Ricky Garni
My Xylophone – Clark Holtzman

Act Two

Net Operating Loss – Kathryn Pallant
Current Account – Annette Volfing
The Decision – Helen Evans
The Ball – Charlotte Gann
Suicides  – Bayleigh Fraser
Tumbleweed – Charlotte Innes
Suburban Mid-Life Crisis – Tiffany Krupa
Lullaby – David Briggs

Interval – Reviews

Helena Nelson, How (Not) To Get Your Poetry Published
Ruby Robinson, Every Little Sound
Stephen Payne, Pattern beyond Chance

Act Three

Changes – Daniel Bennett
Coltsfoot – Hilde Weisert
Puffins – David Seddon
Sinkhole – Simon Haworth
Passed – John Greening
Looking for a Northern Light – Rebecca Gethin
Laika – Cheryl Pearson

Act Four

Erasure – Robert Ford
Timescape – Jane Røken
Snapshot, Yesterday – Jennifer A McGowan
For a moment, lying on the grass in summer – Ingrid Hanson
At the Van Nuys State Disability Insurance Office – Yxta Maya Murray
Vanishing Point – Nicky Thompson
Rue de l’Aude – Sally Spedding
Gloria – Ian Tromp
Slim Volume – Seth Crook

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