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Two Poems by Clyde Kessler

Landing in Chisana   Chisana is a lost ghost town. Even the ghosts have disappeared. Spruce trees crack against starlight and something jostles an owl from a limb.   A few cabins stare at me as if grousing, long-dead gold-rushers … Continue reading






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Hermit – a poem by Penny Hope

Hermit   I am a hireling; garden ornament, fount of wisdom, morose and pensive resident. They bring me remnants from their banquets: roasted partridge; squabs from the dovecote – small specimens to delight my palate – but I feel for … Continue reading






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Showering Grandma – a poem by Roger Elkin

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Showering Grandma   You sensed she’d reckoned right from the start we were kitting-out this wet-room especially for her.   That’s why she sits resplendent now on the bath-stool she’s placed just-so beneath the snaking shower head.   Only those … Continue reading






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History’s Footnote: the fly – a poem by Roger Elkin

History’s Footnote: the fly  for Elliot Gittings   For much of the time goes unnoticed even when, after his zigzag tantivying, he draws near and lands four squarely almost in your face, to stand silently, legs angled and straddled like … Continue reading






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Being Waspish – a poem by Roger Elkin

Being Waspish           … our neighbour said right from the start, No good will come of it. By “it” she meant billeting the Yanks in Stannard’s shirt-mill, where they bunked up between the greasy reek of stilled machines and the … Continue reading






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Results of the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (May 2016) Judged by Mandy Pannett

Commended David Smith – Hutton’s Unconformity John Gallas – The Markfield Tomb E K Wall – Slapton’s sand trails   Highly Commended Richard Law – Civil War – Richard Law John Darley – Still Life Elisabeth Sennitt Clough – A … Continue reading






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Results and Judge’s Report – Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (November 2015)

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Judge’s Report By Oz Hardwick   I didn’t think to count the number of poems with which I started – it was the sort of pile I’d be more inclined to weigh than count, anyway – but after careful and … Continue reading






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Sentinel Poetry Movement | Poetry, Fiction, Drama, Poetry Competitions, Short Story Competitions

As you return to work after the long Easter weekend, Sentinel Poetry Movement wishes you the very best that the rest of 2012 has to offer. Be sure to take advantage of our publishing opportunities in Sentinel Literary Quarterly and … Continue reading






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SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY AND SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS (APRIL 2012) NOW OPEN FOR ENTRIES.

  The Short Story Competition for this quarter is judged by Dr Kate Horsley, an award-winning author and Creative Writing lecturer at Lancaster University. Total prize fund of £305.00 plus publishing opportunity. Click here to enter competition now.   The Poetry … Continue reading






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Identity issue to go live 2300 hrs, 2nd November-2011

The ‘Identity’ issue of Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine edited by EC Osondu will now go live online at 11pm, UK time on Wednesday, 2nd November 2011, and will feature poems, short stories and essays by  AMANDA FIORE, NoVIOLET BULAWAYO, CECILE … Continue reading