Tell a friend - tell all your friends.
Capital poems wanted for Orbis 145, Special Issue on the theme of Culture* (see below)
Or from poets with some link to the City, eg, used to play in a band there when I was in Uni -
but not if your neighbour used to live near somebody who used to know somebody who said their sister’s friend may have gone out with Ringo…
Deadline: September 30
Or 1 piece of prose; maximum 1000 words (extracts can also be considered), stating word count
Article suggestions also welcome
You are also welcome to join the Orbis Group on Facebook:
* OK, since you ask, and quite a few have: Culture may be defined in any way you wish, or see below - but nowt to do with petri dishes, please:
a. The totality of socially transmitted behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, institutions, and all other products of human work and thought.
b. These patterns, traits, and products considered as the expression of a particular period, class, community, or population: Edwardian culture; Japanese culture; the culture of poverty.
c. These patterns, traits, and products considered with respect to a particular category, such as a field, subject, or mode of expression: religious culture in the Middle Ages; musical culture; oral culture.
d. The predominating attitudes and behavior that characterize the functioning of a group or organization.
2. Intellectual and artistic activity and the works produced by it.
a. Development of the intellect through training or education.
b. Enlightenment resulting from such training or education.
4. A high degree of taste and refinement formed by aesthetic and intellectual training.
5. Special training and development: voice culture for singers and actors.
Orbis International Literary Journal
144, Summer 2008
Front cover artwork, ‘Airing Out II’; back: ‘Marbles XXVI’
by Candy Witcher: www.candywitcher.com
Neetha Kunaratnam: Reverie, The Closing Sequence
Knole Park I Fantasy; II Meditation
Marianne Burton: The River Flowing under the Bank of England Dreams of Power
John Temple Finnigan: Cartoon Desert Island Love Poem
Lydia Fulleylove: Prose Sculpture 1 Samarkand
Oliver Rice: Notes for Tell Elvira
Sally Douglas: Nocturne
Oz Hardwick: The Illuminated Dreamer
Pat Farrington: From Paradise to Apocalypse? Some historical contrasts in Nature poetry
Ion Pop, Trei puncte (Three Dots, trans by Adam J. Sorkin and Ioana Ieronim)
At last, bring some sunshine into your world, Travelling hopefully with David Callin, or join Peter Butler and Mr & Mrs Woofit in Paradise. Never mind the snake in the grass (OK, tree), go for A bird in the hand, like Jane Morley. And even if Noel Williams is Skating close, Lynne Bassler can tell you about Meditation After Four Days and Nights. Maybe that’s the result of A Fairytale in Words from Jonathan Attrill - sounds like it, according to June Hall in A Lipping Moon. But if you fancy being an Oneironaut, Catherine Chandler-Oliveira can reveal all.
Please refer to guidelines at www.kudoswriting.wordpress.com before submitting work
Besides poems, and occasionally upbeat doesn’t come amiss, Orbis welcomes prose, 500 to 1000 words, suggestions for cover artwork and features, eg the Past Master Section, or indeed, Past Mistress. 500 to 1000 words; ideas in first instance, not completed articles: subjects for discussion, technical, topical etc:
(we should) use as little punctuation as possible but also think of it as notation -
to speed up lines, slow them down.