Event: Clover Reading

Winter Clover

You are invited to the

Independent Writers’ Studio‘s publication

Clover A Literary Rag

Winter Vol 8 reading

This publication is published in Bellingham, Washington, but accepts submissions from poets and writers located all over the nation. Every year as word get out, the book grows in  proportion.  This is my second time appearing in the Clover.

Thank you Mary Gillilan  and Norman Green for all your hard work.  You are both a perfect team!

Clover is reading submissions for their next Clover edition, out in June.  The deadline is April 30.  Visit their web site for details.

Poem: Ink Stained Hands

Read me the paper Uncle
Loud enough to hear in the kitchen
Touch it for me, turn those pages
Aunties and I are cooking the dinner
hands must be kept clean.

But in your place by the fire
the beige recliner squeaks
on the back-beat of your rocking,
toes slide in and out of slippers
leather stretched out and soft
as a first basemen’s glove

Calloused hands turn each inky page
of the Sunday review
headlines shout at us
while we chop onions

mannewspaper uk
Man Reading a Newspaper by Stephen Gillett
by SPL
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