Our newest featured poem ‘Of Love and Lust’ is courtesy of Scott Thomas Outlar and features in Eye Flash’s new pocket poetry pamphlet ‘The Heart’. Scott’s poem, like the rest of the pamphlet, do not delve into the subject of the heart with rose coloured spectacles, instead, ripping into the flesh and bone of the subject and laying it out for all the see. If you’re tired of the status quo when it comes to poems from the heart, then read on.
We didn’t want to add to the long list of romantic poetry that is out there for everyone to read, instead, we set about creating a collection of short poems that would create a therapeutic break from all the loved-up sonnets that float about this time of year.
Once again here at Eye Flash, we have found an amazing artist to grace our front cover. Monika Kozac’s is an artist and illustrator from Poland who has seen her work appear in KALTBULT magazine, exhibited in Poland, and has a fierce following on social media. It’s not difficult to see why- her mix of vibrant colour and line work draws your attention and intrigue, and leaves you wanting to know more about the energy behind the image. Read below to find out more about Monika.
Publisher: Frosted Fire
Author: Neil Richards
Neil Richard’s first collection masters a world unfamiliar, yet known in the depths of conscious by us all. Through the safety net of mythology and playful meter, Neil holds the reader’s hand and enables them to feel at home with him in this world of death and black dogs.
Joanna’s poem is a perfectly formed four-line stanza, full of painful memories expressed with the skilled storytelling Joanna’s work is known to bring. An addictive read, it’s a poem that fills the reader with fractures of memories that come together to create a beautiful and profound poem. We hope in sharing this poem you can return to it time and again to experience the various emotions it shelters within the lines.
Review: Ghosting for beginners
Publisher: Indigo Dreams Publishing
Author: Anna Saunders
Anna’s fifth collection of poetry- she knows what she’s doing. The cover has contrasting primary colours and pathways heading towards, or away from, something unknown and particularly ghostly. Great set up for the subject and tone of the collection.
Review: Stickleback, Ode to a Hedgehog (magazine)
Publisher: The Hedgehog Poetry Press
Price: FREE, but a donation to Prickles Hedgehog Rescue would be nice!
Mark Davidson, the editor of HPP has created a poetry press that has distinguishable presence and voice. Stickleback magazine epitomises this. Cover design features a Stickleback fish and a Hedgehog. Glorious.
Helena has a rare talent to convey microcosms that engulf the reader through a brief moment of poetry. Her poem ‘Begin’ is a fine example of this, and you can find it in our upcoming DUST pocket poetry pamphlet.
We’re super excited to announce submissions to issue four of Eye Flash will be open Monday 5th of November! We hope this issue will be our biggest and best yet, and we can’t wait to get our teeth stuck into it.
Daniel’s poem from issue two of Eye Flash is brimming with imagery and rhyme that combines magically to create a scene full of pastoral and romantic melancholy.