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!

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 a novelist and poet. Her debut novel, Gods of Avalon Road was published by Blossom Spring Publishing in October 2019 and her second novel, The Buddha's Bone is forthcoming in October 2021. Leilanie has also published three poetry collections: The Redundancy of Tautology (Cyberwit, 2021); Chemotherapy for the Soul (Fowlpox Press, 2017); A Model Archaeologist (Eyewear Publishing, 2015) and two self-published pamphlets: Toebirds and Woodlice (Meandi Books, 2012); Metamorphosis of Woman (Meandi Books, 2012), satirical novella Zombie Reflux (Meandi Books, 2014) and surreal novelette, Til Death do us Boneapart (Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, 2017). Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert and their lively literary tot, a voracious reader of educational books. Literary blog: Meandi Books: Bindweed Magazine:

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