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Submissions now open for Bindweed Anthology: Midsummer Madness

Attention writers and poets! Bindweed Magazine will be running an anthology of poetry and short fiction, Midsummer Madness, on 21st June. It will be published as a Kindle Ebook, and possibly a paperback anthology (depending on the editors’ schedules later in the year).

If you would like to contribute, please visit the Midsummer Madness anthology page for more details, or our Submission Guidelines for information.

We hope to read your work soon!

Leilanie and Joseph

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Poetry

Charlotte Cosgrove – 2 poems

The Day’s Events

            

I have a knack for seeing these things before they occur. 

I am not bragging, There’s no third eye or

Sixth sense. I just watch, listen, 

Replay. Every conversation, meeting, 

I am actively eavesdropping.

I have played it over, become surveillance.

As if I sit in an office chair, spinning, a long black

Cylinder shooting down from the seat

Splaying out in four legs, an animatronic 

Praying mantis. Multiple screens play,

Like bathroom tiles but with moving pictures

Entitled: The Day’s Events.

Because of this constant monitoring I am tired when I see you two 

Together, the looks, the ease, the sudden 

Disinterest in your respective partners.

And I wonder if you already now

How this will play out. Or if I’ll have to wait

For the footage to be played.

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Eating Feelings

            

There’s been an evacuation in me.

A case of – It’s not you, it’s me.

Sense has left me, the good old common kind.

And now I am a shell, a scraped out creme egg.

I open a tube of pringles, unwrap a milky way

And it is like relieving toothache by a dentist’s injection,

Wrenching out a tooth from the nerve,

And I am left, slobbering. 

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Charlotte Cosgrove is a writer and teacher from Liverpool, England. Her work has appeared in Trouvaille Review, Dreich, The Literary Yard and Wingless Dreamer. She has work forthcoming in Confingo, Beyond Words, The Broadkill Review, Words and Whispers and New Contexts 2: an anthology. She was recently shortlisted for the Julian Lennon poetry prize. She is editor of Rough Diamond Poetry Journal.

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Book shout: Our Past Leaves by Bindweed contributor, James Croal Jackson

Congratulations to Bindweed contributor, James Croal Jackson, on the publication of his second poetry collection, Our Past Leaves, by Kelsay Books.

James has contributed poetry to Bindweed and has been published in Issue 10 and Issue 11.

We wish you all the best with your latest book, James!

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Poetry

Joshua Martin – 2 poems

Scrape the Bottom of the Feet

            

EARTH

B
O
U
N
D

& down to

drown in

pieces of

self-indulgence.

A pretty insignificant

office party blew

the lid off the

gov’ts plans /

executions /

malfunctions.

            No

ATTEMPT

            At

PEACE

            was ever

M
A
D
E

.

the saddest one

can jump

first.

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European Art House Skyscraper

            

Facile dimensions like comet’s tail

end of the line stockyard crashes

   brawlers

   bailed OUT, simpering in

      wetted state of

                    bliss

                    ful

                        pretending. My moon lacks

hands.

       My THUMBS lack infernos. And,

                  inside a statement,

            making amended     CURTAINS

ruse meant having to become

      inebriated. Alas! Alas!

            Poor young cannibal

            pretending to pose for

            military photo album

            curving manufacturing

                        CRISIS!

            devils     in     EASTERN

European         art        house

      skyscraper

               built to reflect

                   orange. Pardon my

            French               loss.

Leaving

                 to    regret

                        PanCAKE

makeUP

            tip of the nose

                        & hesitating.

            

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Joshua Martin is a Philadelphia based writer and filmmaker, who currently works in a library. He is the author of the book Vagabond fragments of a hole (Schism Neuronics). He has had pieces previously published in Train, Fugitives & Futurists, Otoliths, M58, Punk Noir Magazine, Beir Bua, Scud, RIC Journal, Ink Pantry, Streetcake, The Collidescope, SORTES, Prolit, E-ratio, Nauseated Drive, and Fixator Press among others.  joshuamartinwriting.blogspot.com

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Book shout: two poetry collections by Bindweed contributor, Ken Poyner

Congratulations to Bindweed contributor, Ken Poyner, on the recent publication of two poetry collections, Stone the Monsters, or Dance and Lessons from Lingering Houses published by Barking Moose Press.

Ken has contributed poetry and fiction to Bindweed and has been published in Issue 10 and Issue 11.

We wish you all the best with your latest books, Ken!