Joseph Robert’s latest poem, Worry Play, is out in The Commonline Journal this week. When I first read this one of my writer hubby’s poems, it made me think of a documentary I’d seen years ago about James Maybrick’s pocket watch and the Jack the Ripper conspiracy. Like the editor said to Joseph, when she accepted this one for publication, it stays on your mind for a while!
Organised Despair… a look inside the brain of an eccentric writer!
Another poem that I liked in The Commonline Journal was Braden Bell’s poem, Today. I particularly liked the last stanza. It’s true that during our waking hours, we have all the control in the world over our conscious thoughts, but at night, in the wee, small hours…
About Leilanie Stewart
Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has written four novels, including award-winning ghost horror, The Blue Man, as well as three poetry collections. Her writing confronts the nature of self; her novels feature main characters on a dark psychological journey who have a crisis of identity and create a new sense of being. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry.
In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing literary journal with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books.
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