Antiphon issue 23

Antiphon issue 23

We are delighted to unveil another issue of Antiphon. Please click on the title above to read or download the pdf. This issue has a loosely science-based theme – we weren’t sure what the response would be to a slightly tricky themed submission call, but in fact we received a record number of submissions and an excellent selection of poems. We also have a record number of poets happy to record their work, and we hope you’ll agree that the audio adds a lot to the enjoyment of the poem.

Edit: I’ve added a further recording, Drinking in The Multiverse by Brian Johnstone (complete with sound effects!)

Contents

Prologue
Act One

35,000 Feet Sarah Watkinson
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Rain or Tinnitus Juliet Antill
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A Proton as a Serving of Minestrone Pippa Hennessy
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His mind becomes an osprey’s nest Jane Lovell
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Sea-drift Sarah Hymas
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13.8 Billion Years Linda Stryker
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Parallel Terry Persun
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Act Two

Preservation Judith Taylor
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A Panpsychist Confides in the Universe Claudia Gary
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Autumn Across the Valley Richard Hoffman
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Agar Days Victoria Gatehouse
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Pentimento Catherine Chandler
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The Empty Well of Autumn Linda Opyr
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(It appears crooked, that half-submerged) Aaron Novick
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Space Iain Twiddy
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Reviews
The Distal Point, Fiona Moore
Flood, Jessica Mookherjee

Act Three

The Orrery At Kelvingrove Juliet Antill
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Drinking in The Multiverse Brian Johnstone
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Riding the Light — A Loopy Theorem Alice Campbell Romano
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The Blind Watchmaker’s Daughter Ginny Saunders
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Balance D.O. Moore
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Genesis Craig Dobson
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Charred Ember Laurel S. Peterson
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The Archaeologist’s Field Notes Dawn Manning

Act Four

Planck’s Constant Emma Aprile
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Metamorphosis Mark McDonnell
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Archaeopteryx Anna Forbes
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No, I Have Not Actually Seen a Phoenix Joshua Clayton
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The Challenges of Naming Tricia Knoll
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Self-Portrait Aged 25 Lisa Megraw
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First Light George Neame
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The Black Widow Nebula Martin Elster
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Seaweed Cinquains Seth Crook
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Contributors

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