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Lothlorien Poetry Journal Volume 2 - Bard Songs and Tales
Lothlorien Poetry Journal is a literary journal featuring free verse/rhyming/experimental poetry, short stories, flash fiction, video poems and occasional interviews with poets. Journey with us on the road to poems that linger and haunt https://lothlorienpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/ Discover poems of enchantment, fantasy, fairy tale, folklore, dreams, dystopian, flora and fauna, magical realism, romance, and anything hiding deep in-between the cracks. Lothlorien Poetry Journal nominates for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Help spread the beauty of Lothlorien Poetry Journal. Submit, follow, join the site and invite your friends. Copyright 2021. All Rights Reserved. The artists have reserved their right under Section 77 Of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the authors of their work. Cover Image – Pete Seeger Banjo, Annie Leibovitz. ISBN 978-1-300-15598-0 “If you have the words, there's always a chance that you'll find the way.” ― Seamus Heaney, Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney.

Details

Publication Date
Aug 25, 2021
Language
English
ISBN
9781300155980
Category
Poetry
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
Edited by: Strider Marcus Jones, By (author): Kevin M Hibshman, By (author): Lynda Tavakoli, By (author): Michael Lee Johnson, By (author): Lilija Valis

Specifications

Pages
252
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
Crown Quarto (7.44 x 9.68 in / 189 x 246 mm)


Lothlorien Poetry Journal's second published volume of poetry and prose features the exceptional poetry and fiction of 72 internationally renowned poets and fiction authors. Join us on our journey in Bard Songs and Tales. Be moved and inspired by their sublime individual poetic voices from every continent and discover that there is more to life that unites us than divides us..~ Strider

The Poets:

 

Kevin M. Hibshman Lynda Tavakoli Michael Lee Johnson Lilija Valis Joe Kidd Antonia Alexandra Klimenko Peter Magliocco RC deWinter John Drudge Jessica Stilling Kushal Poddar Margaret Kiernan John Grey Adele Ogier Jones Brian Rihlmann Kashiana Singh Donny Winter Pam Muller Stephen House Mary Grace van der Kroef Christopher Barnes Heather McQueen David Callin Patricia Walsh Steve Klepetar Jyoti Nair Moe Seager Bern Butler Jon Bennett Anabell Donovan Tom Montag Katherine Suto G.J. Hart Maisie Russel Terry Wheeler Iolanda Leotta William Derge Susan Tepper Glen Wilson Julie Stevens David Butler Pratibha Castle Kevin Ahern Christina Martin Laszlo Aranyi Dana Trick Stephen Paul Wren Allison Grayhurst Ken Gosse Tim Goldstone Catherine Zickgraf James Walton Joan Leotta J.D. Nelson Angel Edwards John Maxwell O’Brien Roisin Browne Oz Hardwick Gordon Ferris Richard D. Houff John Patrick Robbins Gerard Sheehy Rie Sheriden Rose Paul Koniecki Judith Skillman Robert Pegel Benjamin Adair Murphy Catherine Strisik Alec Solomita Afiah Obenewaa Gregory Brendan Patrick Anca Vlasopolos






Lothlorien Poetry Journal Volume 1 - The Fellowship of the Pen
Selected Submissions from January and February 2021 

Lothlorien Poetry Journal is a literary journal featuring free verse/rhyming/experimental poetry, short stories, flash fiction, video poems and occasional interviews with poets. Journey with us on the road to poems that linger and haunt https://lothlorienpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/ Discover poems of enchantment, fantasy, fairy tale, folklore, dreams, dystopian, flora and fauna, magical realism, romance, and anything hiding deep in-between the cracks. Lothlorien Poetry Journal nominates for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. Help spread the beauty of Lothlorien Poetry Journal. Submit, follow, join the site and invite your friends. Copyright 2021. All Rights Reserved. The artists have reserved their right under Section 77 Of the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the authors of their work. Cover Image – Arno Rafael Minkkinen Self-portrait, Foster’s Pond, 2000. ISBN 978-1-008-90450-7 “There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t met ” Yeats.

Details

Publication Date
7/14/2021
Language
English
ISBN
9781008904507
Category
Poetry
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Lauren Scharhag, Steve Klepetar, Ryan Quinn Flanagan, Attracta Fahy, Antonia A Klimenco, J S Watts, Scott Thomas Outlar, Lorraine Caputo, John W Sexton, Louise Ceres, Moe Seager, Christine Tabaka, John Drudge, Denise O'Hagan, Edited by: Strider Marcus Jones

Specifications

Pages
228
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
Crown Quarto (7.44 x 9.68 in / 189 x 246 mm)


Lothlorien Poetry Journal's first published volume of poetry and prose features the work of sixty three internationally renowned poets and authors. Join us on our journey in The Fellowship of the Pen. Be moved and inspired by their individual poetic voices from every continent on Earth and discover that there is more to life that unites us than divides us. 

The Poets: 

J S Watts Steve Klepetar Lauren Scharhag John Drudge Antonia Alexandra Klimenco Gopal Lahiri Adele Ogier Jones John Grey Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon DAH Louise Ceres Michael Minassian Simra Sadaf Moe Seager Patricia Walsh Scott Thomas Outlar Yuu Ikeda J D Nelson Fotoula Reynolds Terry Wheeler Denise O’Hagan Max Heinegg Attracta Fahy Stephen House Lorraine Caputo Ryan Quinn Flanagan Laily Mahoozi Christopher Cadra Christine Tabaka G J Hart Lynda Tavakoli Prithvijeet Sinha Elizabeth Mercurio Robert ( Roibeard ) Shanahan Christina Martin Tim Heerdink Isobel Granby Poul Lynggaard Damgaard Jeanna Ni Riordain Tom Montag Susan Tepper John Patrick Robbins Angel Edwards John W Sexton Soodabeh Saeidnia Jonathan Butcher Patricia Nelson Michael Durack Kathryn Crowley Roger Haydon Sultana Raza Januario Esteves Margaret Kiernan Grant Tarbard Greg Patrick Marie C Lecrivain Steven Fortune Iulia Gherghei Arik Mitra Lisa Reynolds Ken Gosse Bruce Morton Will Nuessle



Contents

 

Editorial Poem by Strider Marcus Jones

Pages

J S Watts

1.         Bubblewitches                                                14-18

2.         Craft

3.         Two Crows

Steve Klepetar

1.         On the Snowy Street                                       19-20

2.         Unfinished House

3.         Lazy Starling

Lauren Scharhag

1.         Priestess                                                          21-27

2          The Gilded Monk

3.         Necromancy

4.         Where Man Doth Not Inhabit

5.         Orenda

John Drudge

1.         A Hunger in Positano                                     28-31

2.         At the Shore

3.         Rage

4.         Spout

5.         The Pull of Stonehenge

Antonia Alexandra Klimenco

1.         Irish Whisky                                                    32-36

2.         Pisces Rising or Why Mermaids Don’t Limp

3.         If Ever

Gopal Lahiri

1.         Reorder                                                           37-39

2.         Photo Frame

3.         Unheard Echo

 

 

Adele Ogier Jones

1.         Dragon mountain (i)                                       40-43

2.         Dragon mountain (ii)

3.         Dragon mountain (iii)

4.         Growing earth

John Grey

1.         Married Name                                                 44-48

2.         When the Other is Dreaming

3.         Dan, the Naturalist

4.         The Beach in Winter

Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon

1.         Insomnia                                                         49-53

2.         Bonfire Night

3.         His Mind Games

4.         Devotion         response to Trinity by Adelia Prado

5.         Ardnamurchan Point

DAH

1.         Existential trauma                                           54-59

2.         Saying All There Is To Say

3.         Invention Of A New Meaning

4.         The Uncertainty Of Glass Locks

5.         An Eye Is Seen, And Still Another

Louise Ceres

1.         Count Voivode’s Valentine                            60-63

2.         Sacral Inner Space

3.         The Black and Silver Realm

4.         Insoluble Separation

Michael Minassian

1.                  Desire                                                              63-67

2.                  Close Relatives

3.                  For The Rest Of Us

4.                  Light

5.                  Razor’s Dawn

 

Simra Sadaf

1.                  Wasted Youth                                                 67-71

2.                  Autumns

3.                  Kite and Manjha

Moe Seager

1.                  November Western Pennsylvania                   72-75

2.                  I October

3.                  Bird Talk

4.                  Valentine offering

Patricia Walsh

1.                  Asking for It                                                   76-81

2.                  Praise of Zeitgeist

3.                  Pushing and Pulling Envelopes

4.                  Chocolate Soldier

5.                  Breaking Another Window

Scott Thomas Outlar

1.                  Masquerade                                                     82-85

2.                  Of Frequencies Resplendent

3.                  Apples & Owls at Midnight   (Space Wave Version)

Yuu Ikeda

1.                  Because, Although, But, I Love You             86-87

2.                  It Was My Life

J D Nelson

1.                  Why is there no world in the book?                88-89

2.                  Is that you humming?

3.                  Like smart a-macks that period o’ the text

Fotoula Reynolds

1.                  Harmony                                                         90-91

2.                  Almost found

3.                  Language floats

Terry Wheeler  things that splinter

1.                  Nomenclature                                                  92-96

2.                  who

3.                  omelette

4.                  murakami

5.                  shadow play

Denise O’Hagan

1.                  Nature’s grand chandelier                               97-100

2.                  Still the rain kept falling

Max Heinegg

1.                  Kidney Stone  for Jeff Albertson                   101-103

2.                  Stumper

3.                  The Groundhog of Gull Bay

4.                  Odd Man Out

5.                  Kindling

Attracta Fahy

1.                  The Blue Flower of Chernobyl                       104-107

2.                  Tired of news

Stephen House

1.                  The Moo-Moo CafĂ©                                        108-112

2.                  Caroline  

Lorraine Caputo

1.                  Iguana Dreams                                                112-115

2.                  Astray

3.                  Arica

4.                  Ghosts

Ryan Quinn Flanagan

1.                  Deck Chair                                                      116-118

2.                  Apologies, Zephyr!

3.                  Hand’s On

4.                  Mustard Lip

5.                  Throwing the Game  

 Laily Mahoozi

1.                  Exile                                                                119-122

2.                  Sterile Colour

3.                  Fixed

4.                  Revel

5.                  Diplomacy

Christopher Cadra

1.                  At Sea                                                             123-124

2.                  Another

3.                  Omission

4.                  Maybe Zombies

Christine Tabaka

1.                  Darkness Unfolds                                           125-128

2.                  Dust to Dust

3.                  No Turning Back

4.                  Nursery Rhymes

G J Hart

1.                  How Things Begin                                          129-132

2.                  Morning Run

3.                  Washing Up

Lynda Tavakoli

1.                  Cold Tea                                                          133-135

2.                  The Coldness of Crows

Prithvijeet Sinha

1.                  She Once Bloomed Like The Daisy               136-137

Elizabeth Mercurio

1.                  Elegy for Ophelia with the Sky Full               138-139

Robert ( Roibeard ) Shanahan

1.                  The Edenic Sequence                                      140-150

2.                  Mutualism

Christina Martin

1.                  The Gift                                                          151-155

2.                  Paradise

3.                  Sea Haiku Sequence

4.                  Steamed Yellow

5.                  Sky Cow

Tim Heerdink

1.                  Final Flight as the Fog becomes Night           156-161

2.                  The Fourth Horseman

3.                  The Knottseau Well

4.                  TRAUM(A) for John Berryman

 

 

Isobel Granby

1.                  Tolkien Sonnet 1                                             162-163

2.                  Tolkien Sonnet 2

 

Poul Lynggaard Damgaard

1.                  The last human being                                      164-166

2.                  Notch

3.                  The distance of silence

Jeanna Ni Riordain

1.                  Beneath the Chimney                                      167-168

2.                  The city stirs to life

Tom Montag

1.                  From The Old Monk Poems                           169-170

Susan Tepper

1.                  Withheld                                                         171-172

John Patrick Robbins

1.                  Beyond The Deception                                   172-173

2.                  Death in Doses

3.                  New Poems In Old Shoes

Angel Edwards

1.                  Maybe Angel Wings                                       174-176

2.                  All of them Spirits

3.                  Bourbon

John W Sexton

1.                  Riding a Giraffe                                              177-178

Soodabeh Saeidnia

1.                  The Mansion She Inherited                            178-181

2.                  Rootless

3.                  Garden of Memory

4.                  Micropoetry

Jonathan Butcher

1.                  A Swift Divide                                               182-185

2.                  Second Sight

3.                  Domestic Circus

4.                  The Opposite

Patricia Nelson

1.                  First Sailor                                                       186-189

2.                  The Three Weird Sisters Speak to Macbeth

3.                  Macbeth

Michael Durack

1.                  Angel of Death                                               190-193

2.                  Venus And Madonna

3.                  A Key In The Lock

4.                  In The Forest of Language

Kathryn Crowley

1.                  Daisies In Jamjars                                           194-196

2.                  Ode To Crows

Roger Haydon

1.                  Our Privilege                                                   197-199

2.                  Where I Walked as a Child

Sultana Raza

1.                  Keen on Tilkien                                               199-202

2.                  Epitaph

3.                  Orphic Crown

Januario Esteves

1.                  Caelum                                                            203-204

2.                  Perseus

3.                  Libra

 

Margaret Kiernan

1.                  Flash Fiction                                                   205-207

Grant Tarbard

1.                  Overture                                                          208-209

2.                  Visit Your Blessings When You Exit The Gift Shop

Greg Patrick

1.                  Mirage and Horizon                                        210-215

2.                  Calling Orion

3.                  The Goblin King’s Sigh

Marie C Lecrivain

1.                  Thursday morning                                           216-217

2.                  Mare Australe

Steven Fortune

1.                  Miss Ganymede                                              218-219

2.                  Destiny’s Spadework

Julia Gherghei

1.                  Late Winter Story                                           220

Arik Mitra

1.                  Perambulators                                                 221-222

Lisa Reynolds

1.                  In Mourning (for Shannon)                             222

Ken Gosse

1.                  A Sandalous Tale                                            223-224

Bruce Morton

1.                  Anecdote of the Bottle                                    225

Will Nuessle

1.                  Just Checking                                                  226-227

 

 

 

 

 


5 comments:

  1. My sincere thanks to all the poets and fiction authors whose work I have published both here on the Lothlorien Poetry Journal blog and in this first print volume of the Lothlorien Poetry Journal - The Fellowship of the Pen. I feel honoured and privileged to read and publish the outstanding work you submit. Congratulations to you all. xx Strider

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  2. Thank you Strider for the opportunity to contribute to your blog and journal. It's a privilege to be part of the first volume. Congratulations on a fabulous issue and best wishes for future publications.

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  3. Very much delighted to be a part of this wonderful project and waiting with baited breath for mine to arrive, thank you Strider! Susan Tepper

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    1. Thank you Susan for your poetic contribution and fantastic support. I hope those who have bought the book will leave a star rating and review on lulu.

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