Joseph Robert’s latest poem, Worry Play, is out in The Commonline Journal this week. When I first read this one of my writer hubby’s poems, it made me think of a documentary I’d seen years ago about James Maybrick’s pocket watch and the Jack the Ripper conspiracy. Like the editor said to Joseph, when she accepted this one for publication, it stays on your mind for a while!

Organised Despair... a look inside the brain of an eccentric writer!

Organised Despair… a look inside the brain of an eccentric writer!

Another poem that I liked in The Commonline Journal was Braden Bell’s poem, Today. I particularly liked the last stanza. It’s true that during our waking hours, we have all the control in the world over our conscious thoughts, but at night, in the wee, small hours…


About Leilanie Stewart

Leilanie Stewart is a writer, poet and literary blogger. Her debut poetry pamphlet, A Model Archaeologist, was launched in 2015 with Eyewear Publishing and her second collection, Chemotherapy for the Soul, was published by Fowlpox Press in 2017. She is a prize nominated poet, having been longlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize 2014, and her poetry and fiction was selected for the 'Best of the Web' Storm Cycle Anthology 2014, published by Kind of a Hurricane Press. Leilanie is also Editor in Chief of Bindweed Magazine, a poetry and fiction online magazine that also publishes a quarterly print anthology. She currently lives in Belfast with her writer and poet husband, Joseph Robert. Literary blog: Meandi Books: Bindweed Magazine:

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