|Park Lane Balconies||
with folding doors designed
balconies glassed in, their curtains
|Home Fires Burning||
circa November 11th, 1959
Three householders. Each of them likes the way
(All three were in those fights
There are new things now, the televisions,
|Snow in Childhood||
Angels are out of sorts:
The children stamp with glee,
Soon Earth gets the message:
White fills the eye,
The print in the snow is cloven.
Pat Borthwick, guest editor for Dream Catcher 32, has compiled a wide ranging collection of poetry and prose, taking the reader from Nineveh in 640BC, through encounters with Shakespeare’s Dark Ladies, to a colony on the Moon. Kristy Kerruish chills the spine, S.P. Hannaway introduces us to ghostly goings-on in the garden, and in Josephine Greenland’s garden we find a very different danger. Peter Knaggs has trouble with insects,Terry Kay recounts a strange swap-meet, and Louise Ayre tells of a family who find a very odd thing in the swimming pool. Among many others we have poems from Graham Mort, F.J. Williams, William Alderson, Lesley Quayle, Kathy Gee and Nick Cooke. Reviews of books by Patricia McCarthy, Mike Jenkins, Dave Lewis, David Walsh and Linda Rose Parkes. Dream Catcher continues to publish the best in contemporary poetry and short prose, from new and established writers.
Continuing the theme of lost worlds captured in our last issue by Ros Garland, our art editor, Greg McGee, has brought us the work of Harry Malkin, a miner whose vivid depictions of life miles underground, documents a lifestyle now lost. Harry’s paintings are much sought after and we are privileged to be able feature them in this issue.