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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Leilanie Stewart

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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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