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From Our Poetry Editor

Diane Mudd Puddle  In the month of love, ironically a tryst of lovers turned into “strangers” at the climax of the poem (end of the romantic rendezvous) entitled “The Forge” by John D. Robinson. Then the surreal enlivened images in two poems, “Liberty Atoms 11 & 15,” by Christopher Barnes with quotes within them from the late novelist Iris Murdoch (The Nice And The Good) take flight like Cupid’s wings—”Birdcage alarm clock flew / Tick-reversed / An hour pursuant to every ten minutes.” (from “Liberty Atoms 11”).  Further attributes of love and time exist in DS Maolalai’s poem, “Time takes pawns like a short game of chess” with the first line completed by two words, “everyone leaves.” His fresh and remarkable mixed metaphorical images are evident, especially “…and spiders / with legs / that bounce like bent paperclips…” This poem gives the reader a “bent” angle of the timelessness of time and lost love in a simple but loved object of a “…a cup and saucer / in your mother’s house. / kept whole for 20 years, / and cracked / and thrown away.” Lastly (but, by no means least), Louis Gallo’s “Tree” poem, where the speaker is witness to the loveless butchering of “a most magnificent oak tree” grieves the reader to heart’s core.  “But this is the way it goes with the sacred.” North of Oxford hopes you enjoy reading our United Kingdom, Irish-Canadian, & American poets in this February 2020 issue.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Diane Sahms

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Submissions are Open

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Submissions are open at North of Oxford for poetry, book reviews and essays. For consideration of publication please visit our guidelines here:  https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/about/

Diane Sahms and g emil reutter

Submissions Open

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North of Oxford, a journal of poetry, reviews and essays is always open for submissions. For consideration of publication please follow our guidelines: https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/about/

North of Oxford is Open for Submissions

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Poetry Submissions: 

North of Oxford is open to submissions of poetry. Please send no more than five poems in word doc with a short bio, (75-100 words),  and jpeg to sahmsguarnieriandreutter@gmail.comfor consideration of publication. Please note Poetry Submission and your name in the subject line of the email.  Poems will be published the 15th of each month. Our response time should be within two months. We do not accept any previously published poems. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, please give proper notice if accepted elsewhere.  Please wait six months after acceptance or rejection to submit new poems to North of Oxford.

Book Review-Essay- Commentary Submissions:

Submissions of book reviews, essays, and commentary are welcome. Send your submission for consideration of publication in word doc with any images or photographs attached , Include a brief bio. All submissions are to be sent to:  sahmsguarnieriandreutter@gmail.com  Reviewers are responsible for submitting a fully edited review for consideration. Please note in the subject line of the email- submission- your name. Reviews, essays, commentary, interviews will be published the 1st of each month.

For Book Reviewers- Recently Received Books:  ( Updated on a regular basis) https://northofoxford.wordpress.com/2017/11/12/recently-received-books/

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