April – June, 2016

Section 1: Sentinel Champions
Winning and commended poems from the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (February 2016) judged by Roger Elkin
Jill Fricker – Out of Niger
Catherine Faulds – Baikal
Caroline Davies – Peter Barton’s Lessons of History
Fran Baillie – Fly-Tying
Christina-Varvara Palmou – Foreign Languages
Virginia Astley – Showman
Joy Winkler – On Thursday
Joe Hackett – Peace in the Balkans
Bruce Marsland – A green activist considers a police state (First prize winner, SLQ Poetry Competition, February 2016)

Roger Elkin
Adjudication Report on Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (February 2016)
In his report on this competition Roger shares his learning, knowledge and experience in modern poetry writing practice. His reviews and comments on the winning and commended poems will be useful to poets keen to improve their craft. Read the report here.

Section 2: SLQ Poetry

John Freeman

John Freeman

Featured Poet:
John Freeman – Six Poems
Abigail George – Two Poems
Gareth Culshaw – Clay
Sanjeev Sethi – Three Poems
Conor Miggan – Charlie
Geoffrey Winch – Two Poems
Rachel Gardiner – Heather
Matthew Friday – Pickled Onion Flashback
Lana Bella – A Splintering Winter
Frank C. Praeger – A Chicken and Two Eggs
Jenny Powell – Breaking Apart
Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih – Blasphemous Lines for Mother
Adefolami Ademola – Labyrinths of Nothingness
Ayoola Goodness Olanrewaju – bark before bite – a trilogy of poems

Section 3: Essays & Reviews

olatoun_thumb.jpgOlatoun Williams – Review of Terri Ochiagha’s Achebe & Friends at Umuahia: The Making of a Literary Elite

Patrick Osada – a review of Poems for a Liminal Age edited by Mandy Pannett.

Nick Cooke – review of Abigail Ardelle Zammit’s Portrait of a Woman with Sea Urchin.

Mandy Pannett – review of Peter Oram’s In Carvoeiro & Other Sequences.

Section 4: Fiction
Nick Cooke – Welcome to America