This month 3 of my poems have been published in Jellyfish Whispers. The magazine showcases nature-themed verse, a fitting home for my environmental batch this time round. Hard not to think about climate change when we’re (reportedly) in for another chilly winter for the second year in a row.


The editor of Jellyfish Whispers, A. J. Huffman, describes how as a resident of the Sunshine State, her heart belongs to the sea. Indeed, the sea is a constant source of inspiration for many poets. As for me, I tend not to think of sunny shores with palm trees and cocktails (only as far as my next holiday goes!) but rather desolate beaches in winter. What is beyond the barren grey sand and huge, icy waves? Melodramatic thoughts, perhaps. Why not! Tis the season for reflection as the end of the year approaches. At least this year, it isn’t Armaggedon (see my post from Dec 21 last year for more on this topic!).

Jellyfish Whispers is a magazine published by Kind of a Hurricane Press. Some of my fiction has appeared in another of A. J. Huffman’s magazines, Pound of Flash. Joseph Robert’s poems have also appeared in Pyrokinection Magazine and in a recent anthology run by Kind of a Hurricane Press, Insert Coin Here.

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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. CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

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