This month Joseph Robert has 3 poems appearing in Black Mirror Magazine. Issue 6 is dedicated to Groundhog Day, but Joseph’s poems are more relevant to another celebration this month – Valentine’s Day. One romantic, one not so romantic and one that’s more about the head than the heart in a ritual favoured by the ancients… at times I feel trepanning might have its uses. When the head is filled with pus that not even a writer can put into a publishable form, perhaps it would be better to drill a nice, neat hole. But since this month is more about cupid than Lethe, let us focus on romance. Aren’t I a lucky one-half-of-a-writer-couple? There’s no shadow forecasting 6 more weeks of winter for this little groundhog!

No more winter for these romantic groundhogs

No more winter for these romantic groundhogs

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Leilanie Stewart

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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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