Issue 45


So here we are unlocked; the trees are in leaf, the sap is rising, the airport queues are growing as exponentially as Boris Johnson’s Pinocchio-nasal feature. Street parties, and festivals, and sporting fixtures vie for position in the diary.

What are our contributors writing about? The usual eclectic mix of love, and death, and memory; bizarre electrical occurrences; apocalyptic scenarios, with the odd bit of nature, music, and the essence of poetry itself thrown in for good measure.

In this issue the Dream Catcher editorial team were invited to make a contribution  and write about what it is they look for in a poem. While in the normal course of events, the editors are not allowed to contribute, a reasonable proscription  to ensure fairness and probity. Now and again it is important to remind ourselves that the team are excellent writers and give selflessly of their time.

This Issue’s artist is  Imogen Hawgood who brings us images from Florida and the USA. There is something about the raw vitality of American architecture that draws British artists, especially to the south. Note the art of Horace Panter featured in Issue 33.

Included are reviews of In Singing, He Composed a Song by Jeremy Stewart; All the Men I Never Married and What the Trumpet Taught me by Kim Moore; Hate Story by Jeff Cottrill; One Language by Anastasia Taylor Lind; The Underlook by Helen Seymour; The Thoughts by Sarah Barnsley; and Offcumdens by Bob Hamilton and Emma Storr