Tears in the Fence #74

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It’s always the greatest of pleasures to have work in this marvellous magazine.

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I have three prose poems in the latest issue, all from a collection I’ve been working on titled Come to the River. Here’s one of them:

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C*nsorship #1


I have two poems in the debut issue of C*nsorship Magazine: ‘Inge at Large, and ‘Inge in the World’.

‘We take inspiration from the little magazines of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. We welcome poetry, prose and visual art, as experimental as they come!’

My great thanks to editor Bea Prutton. You can download the issue here.

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Palaver Spring 2021

Palaver Spring 2021

I have five poems from ‘Men Who Repeat Themselves’ in the new issue of Palaver Journal. You can read them here: http://palaverjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Mark-Russell-Spring-2021.pdf

You can read the whole issue here: http://palaverjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/SP21-Palaver_Spreads.pdf

My very great thanks to Deepal Patel, Managing Editor, and the whole team at the journal. Palaver is the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s (UNCW) interdisciplinary journal, housed in the Graduate Liberal Studies program.

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Wild Court

I have a poem in the international poetry journal of King’s College London. It can be read here.

Wild Court is an international online poetry journal based in the English Department of King’s College London, and named for an alley opposite the Virginia Woolf Building, which houses the English Department. In the nineteenth century, Wild Court alley was an Irish slum, a ‘rookery’ where no policeman dared venture. A short distance away is the Fleet Street window where the Irish poet W.B. Yeats saw a fountain in a shop-window and was inspired to write his poem ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’. You never know where a glance in a London window will take you and Wild Court celebrates poetry’s reach and connectivity. Wild Court’s Advisory Board includes writers, editors and critics from the UK, India and the USA.’ My thanks to Wild Court’s editor, Robert Selby.