From Chris Rivers’ apocalyptic cover to Andy Armitage’s sweet poem of young love, Among Schoolchildren, each page of Dream Catcher 35 reveals something special. Tony Lucas and Terence Dooley remind us of moments of joy. Elaine Baker and Oz Hardwick take us towards Brexit and Trump, and to Tessa Harmse’s bitter story of lies and deception, Stupid Love. Several of our poets meditate on the nature of poetry, Phil Connolly on the nature of bulllying, Jacqueline Haskell and Maggie Nicholls on the nature of rape. Barbara Cumbers on loss, Nathan Fidler on death, until we close with hope: David J. Costello, Clint Wastling and Philip Dunkerley – on love.
There are short stories from Holly Sykes, Jonathan Young, Nick Cooke, Ruth Hardym Tessa Harmse and Thomas Dixon as well as poems from many more authors. Reviews of books by Colin Speakman, Pamela Scobie and David Cooke.