In this new poem, Lesley Burt explores the work of Van Gogh, discovering in it the possibility of a world ‘unclaimed by names’.
Northern Minnesota is the focus for these works, combining photography with prose poetry, itself a form which resists easy definition, to explore perception and the interaction of images and language.
Anne Weisgerber discusses and reads her flash fiction piece She Curled Tight for Long Exposure Magazine. For more flash fiction like this, purchase Issue 4 of Long Exposure Magazine here.
‘At the end of each song he lays the saxophone on his lap, leans over and spits into a tin bucket. The floorboards under his chair are worn from years of heels tapping syncopated rhythms. His toe breaks through the sole of the boot, yet the shine remains jet black and sharp…’
Gabriel Rosenstock discusses the philosophy of Haiku and the ability of the form to disrupt everyday ways of seeing and thinking. ‘Emptiness’, his collaborative work with American Photographer Ron Rosenstock, is out now from Long Exposure Press.
‘The richness of this book lies not in any one person’s contribution, but in the fertile space between them – between word and image, between languages, between word and silence, between landscape and light.’
Long Exposure Magazine has now been publishing for 2 years!
Long Exposure Magazine is now offering feedback and guidance on a selection of your poetry.
Further opportunities at Long Exposure Magazine.
For the next issue, Long Exposure is opening up submissions to fiction, specifically very short fiction of 700 words or less. In previous issues we explored traditional short forms such as the haiku (Issue 2), and how an economy of language and sharpness of observation can heighten the impact on the reader by using a […]
Long Exposure, Issue 3 is now available!
Lesley’s poetry has been published online, including by Long Exposure and the Poetry Kit website, and in magazines and anthologies, including: Tears in the Fence, The Interpreter’s House, Sarasvati, Reach and The Butchers Dog. Recent awards in competitions include Chipping Sodbury 2014, Poetry Kit 2015 and Poetry Kit Members Competition March 2016.
Jane R Rogers has been writing poetry for around five years and currently takes classes at the Poetry School. She is a member of the Magma Poetry Magazine team and the Greenwich Poetry Workshop in London. Jane finds ideas come easy but that the hard work is in the editing, where she finds feedback invaluable. Jane lives in London but misses the West Country.
Kiran Sharma is an artist and printmaker, member of Aberystwyth Printmakers and published poet. These three images and poems were first exhibited in the Poetry of War exhibition in Rhayader, Wales in 2015.
These pairings of Haiku and prints explore our historical relationship with the horse and Jungian ideas of the shadow self.
Stephen Elves’ poems have been published in various magazines including Acumen, Magma, Orbis, South Bank Poetry, and Envoi.
Born in London and now living in Faversham, Kent, he recently completed an M Phil in Writing at the University of South Wales. He is also a journalist who has worked for
The Independent and The Times.
Lisa Kelly’s pamphlet Bloodhound is published by Hearing Eye. She is a regular host of poetry events at the Torriano Meeting House in Kentish Town. She is also studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Lancaster University, is on the board of Magma and co-edited issue 63.
Keith Moul’s poems and photos have been published widely. Finishing Line Press released a chapbook called The Future as a Picnic Lunch in 2015. Aldrich Press will publish Naked Among Possibilities in 2016.
Lesley Burt lives in Christchurch, Dorset. Her poetry has been published online, in magazines and anthologies including Tears in the Fence, The Interpreters House, Sarasvati, The Cinnamon Anthology, Long Exposure and Lancaster University’s Flash. Her chapter, ‘Considering connotation: the impact and implications of language in poetry’ is included in Teaching Creative Writing (2012) ed. Elaine Walker.
Heather Wheat is a mother, wife, daughter, etc.; book-lover, reader, and blogger; teacher, writer, and editor; She drinks massive amounts of coffee in order to function, and blogs about books—and sometimes about teaching and life—at wanderingbarkbooks.com. She also tweets a fair amount at @hwheaties.
Len Kuntz is a writer from Washington State and an editor at the online magazine Literary Orphans. His work appears widely in print and online journals. His story collection, “The Dark Sunshine,” debuted from Connotation Press in 2014. You can also find him at lenkuntz.BlogSpot.com
Helen Ivory is a poet and assemblage/collage artist. Her fourth Bloodaxe Books collection is ‘Waiting for Bluebeard’. She edits the webzine Ink Sweat & Tears, and is Course Director and teaches for the UEA/ WCN creative writing programme. A collaborative Tarot pack with the artist Tom de Freston is forthcoming from Gatehouse Press in Winter 2015, and a book of collage cut-up poems from Knives Forks and Spoons Press in Spring 2016.
‘…part parody…and part sincere aesthetic rooted in dualism.’
An Art Manifesto for the Disenchanted.
Dairena Ní Chinnéide is a bilingual poet from the Dingle Peninsula in south-west Ireland, where she lives and works. Among her seven published poetry collections are the bilingual ‘An Trodaí & Dánta Eile / The Warrior and Other Poems” by Cló Iar Chonnacht and her most recent Irish language work ‘ Cloithear Aistear Anama’ by Coiscéim. She has represented Ireland at numerous festivals, conferences and readings throughout Ireland, in Europe and the U.S.A.
George Freek is a poet/playwright living in Illinois. His poetry has
recently apeared in ‘Off course Literary journal’; ‘Smoky Blue Literary
Arts Magazine’; ‘Mud Season’; ‘The Chiron Review’; ‘The Rockhurst
Review’; ‘The Blue Door Quarterly’; ‘The Stillwater Review’; and ‘The
Samizdat Literary Journal’.
For our next issue, Long Exposure Magazine is seeking photography or visual art based on the theme of ‘Movement’. The representation of movement, such as the play of light, the movement of animals or the actions of figures, have been a long standing preoccupation for the techniques of creative writing and the visual arts. The […]
For Ezra Pound il miglior fabbro. (The better crasftsman.) – T.S Eliot’s dedication, The Wasteland, 1922. For some, the act of writing can be seen as highly individual, even solitary in nature. However, with the amount of participation in creative writing courses of various types over the past several years, there is a definite engagement […]
‘Judy Kendall employs her poetry to articulate a connection with the land, how the tactile and physical work of maintaining a garden, and the attention this requires, can be channeled into poetry, and may in fact embody the same characteristics.’
‘You don’t have to be extreme
to be content…’
‘What is the answer
To that ancient problem?
Rain against glass,
The gutter’s low-
throated street song;
Bio: an’ya is the haigo (haiku nom de plume) of Andja Petrovic. an’ya loosely translates to “a peaceful light in the moonless night.”