By Philip Hardie
By Barbara Bridgford
By Mohan Sawhney
By Loni Ross
By Paris L. Matthews
By Simone Kaho
"It used to be me who stated this is often the final time. You had already turn into my black superstar, soaring around the desk, my phrases blowing throughout the blurry ring among us the place all of it got here actual. within the bar at the back of you, humans have been gray, see via. I nonetheless considered then you because the first chicken within the morning. making a song a candy unrecognisable tune, making me ask yourself who's making a song. is that this how the thrush sounds? The blackbird? may well a sparrow sing like this? mendacity there, now not waking, simply carrying on with to be wakeful. listening to this joyous lilt and wondering an extended wood submit with a determine slumped on the backside. a military salute earrings out, younger men’s lips pressed to brass, their in basic terms imperfection a wish to smile while the music is done."
By BN Oakman
Oakman writes poems for these pissed off by way of poets. Resisting the florid and the summary, Oakman drives without delay on the aspect, with right here and there a verse like Incan stonework, so rigorously composed you slightly see the joins.
– Geoff Lemon, Editor, Going Down Swinging
His poems are choked with surprises, occasionally making us smile, however the unforeseen distilled truths he uncovers approximately ourselves and the realm within which we are living, can go away us susceptible and trembling, yet continually short of more.
– Peter Cundall, Peter Cundall Reads struggle Poetry
He is going to the centre of items, drawing on either previous and current as he creates landscapes of feeling in poems within which historical past, politics, humans and locations are refracted via a deeply felt knowing of the human condition.
– Valerie Krips, Editor, Arena Magazine
A number of not only moment yet infinitely reconsidered suggestions on all of the significant subject matters of lifestyles and literature; a succession of short encounters with a wealthy, and enriching, array of individuals, locations, passions.
– Ian Britain, former editor Meanjin
Moments of frolic are shot via with knowledge, as somewhere else a practical ruggedness leads directly to refinement. such a lot of poems are distinct via their ultimate line: demonstrations of natural closure – conceptually retroactive, forceful but elegant.
– John Flaus, actor and critic
By Roger Watson
Agaphileros "A" was once birthed through the significant years of marriage among Jessy and Roger, yet was once now not published as writings till after October 2012 while God spoke to Roger approximately placing their courting on reveal for the area to determine. He has been operating tirelessly to advertise this model simply because he yearns to work out humans have nice relationships as they did. it's a calling! So chill out, chill out and luxuriate in the Agaphileros Experience!
By Russ Pergram
By Patrick Johnson