"Seven bums and fourteen legs,
a brazen ecstasy which begs
the question some of us are asking -
is Peter Goulding multi-tasking?"

Martin Parker, Editor, Lighten Up Online

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Crannog 25

Crannog 25 slapped into my hallway this morning. I didn't have anything in it, as I'd been accepted for the previous issue and they ask you not to re-submit immediately. Not that I'd be expecting acceptance. Issue 24 was my first success in years of trying!
Not many familiar names in this issue which, I suppose, is a good thing for poetry as a whole. It might simply be my lack of education, though. The very wonderful Kate Dempsey is in there with quite a disturbing tale about social disintegration and a great end line; Knute Skinner (who gets into most publications, it seems, but with very good reason) is included too; as is Jarlath Fahy, though his poem seems somehow familiar. And I've heard of Maighread Medbh, too, though I don't understand much of her stuff.
I particularly like Quincey Lehr's Death of a Wasp (one of only two rhyming poems) Must keep an eye out for more of his stuff.
I'll get around to reading the fiction some time...


  1. Thanks for the mention, Peter. My poem's about the winter of 1944 in occupied Holland. I was taking a break from writing poems about me!
    Check out the poem by Pete Mullineaux about a gate.

  2. Hi Kate, yes, that's a great poem. Our back door does the same but it works better with a gate.