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News from the Bough

Hi all,


As the new year beckons, some updates from Black Bough.

Best wishes for 2023!



Christmas-winter edition


Our Christmas-winter edition has had a great reception. It's a bumper edition with Emma Bissonnet's stunning artwork. We are sharing poems from it each day on social media. Check out our webpage on.


Christmas/ Winter edition 3 | Mysite (

The Waste Land centenary anthology


The submission period finishes in a few days - 31.12.22 - this will be an unforgettable edition.


Submissions | Mysite (


Live Zoom open mic


We have a live zoom open mic on Wednesday 4th Jan, 7.00 UK time. We'd love to hear you read three poems, 3 mins each. There may be time for more. Be brave! It's a supportive environment.


Next Christmas-winter edition


The deadline for submissions for next Christmas-winter edition is 31st January. We hope you submit your work again. 


Submissions | Mysite (



Silver Branch special


Be sure to check out Mary Earnshaw's Christmas/ winter 'Silver Branch' feature. So evocative!


Mary Earnshaw - Christmas/ NY 22/2 | Mysite (


Book of the Month


Sarah Connor reviews our book of the month, 'River Ghosts' by Merril D. Smith.


Book Reviews June - Dec '22 | Mysite (


New book bundle

Broken Spine have a new book bundle of my collection 'The Keeper of Aeons', with a handwritten poem, book mark and book. It's an affordable treat of poetry and prose themed on time travel to the deep past, the spirit of place and cosmic surrealism.

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