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Submissions for moongarlic 3 will be opening on the 1st August. We hope you will support us with your best and most daring work and help make MG3 the best issue yet. Please read the submission guidelines. We are seeking original unpublished work not under consideration elsewhere. We were recently made aware of people submitting montages of other, rather famous poets' work, which has lead us to remove two poems from the previous two issues of MG. We recognise allusion and montage as valid forms of poetry but citation must be provided with such works or they will be dismissed without consideration. We look forward to reading your work, good health and may the muse be with you!
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The Devil is a Child - Collin Barber
In a voice visceral and searing, Collin Barber has taken the solitudes of haiku and the short songs of tanka and turned them on their heads, in conscious supplication to whatever redemptions the art of poetry might offer.
These are poems of unquiet and torment. They are written in the flaring language of self-reproach and personal hell, bent moonlight and splattered blood.
As such, The Devil is a Child calls upon the reader as a lost soul calls upon a friend: for succor,
understanding, and forgiveness. Barber reminds us that such things are often lost for want of asking, and that silence gives consent.
With this book Barber has achieved a kind of modern miniature by a dweller in Dante's Inferno, without the liturgical trappings
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Like the two hemispheres of our brains that collaborate to shape and define our reality, so it is with Johannes S.H. Bjerg's "Noahs eggs", a book of parallel haiku- two haiku positioned on a page together that, when read tends to create a third sense or dimension in relation to the two haiku. Bjerg pushes the envelope juxtaposing his well crafted and profoundly meaningful haiku images.
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Southern Humpback is a wonderful example of Scott Terrill's take on imagism. Shrugging off the usual haiku conventions Terrill's imagination goes where it goes and doesn't apologise for it. Enjoy the ride!