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  November 2017
volume 14 number 2
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  Jonathan Beale
  Marjorie R Becker
  Catherine Berry
  Robert Beveridge
  Bill Cunningham
  Jack Harvey
  Robert S King
  Cynthia Linville
  Genie Nakano
  Jared Pearce
  Margarita Serafimova
  Jeanne Marie Spicuzza
  RK Wallace
  Kelley White
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Jonathan Beale November 2017



photo by mauricio alejandro ramos

    Jonathan Beale has 550 poems published in print and online in over 50 journals. His work can be found in such books as Drowning and The Poet as Sociopath (Scar Publications).
    His first collection of poetry The Destinations of Raxiera, is published by Hammer & Anvil. (
    His second volume is looking for a publisher and he is currently working on his third volume. Work recently published in Anti Heroin Chic, Dissident Voices, Red Fez, Sheepshead Review, Aphelion, Linnets Wing, and aaduna.
    He studied Philosophy and lives in Surrey.



Wittgenstein in the Garden of Babel

            After Peter Porter

The world is as: words lay
As heaped autumnal leaves.
Devoid of life now - having
Been sent through - a mind and mouth:

Out of a window trees evolve
Too slowly to be seen, too quick
For time's body. The picture is hung -
At An Angle to complete to perceive.

Xeno's shadow; lurks around.
Before Wittgenstein's light and darkness
Cast his shadow of the vision
Of the scene: cold light breaks in Finland.

Given the razored edge
Of Natures abstruse abstract.
Cut by silence the brooding angry
God whose language is what it is.

copyright 2017 Jonathan Beale



The New Art School

Here! There! Here! Awaiting the new applause
Originality, the underlying clause.

Here, in this new art school
Is where every charlatan and every fool.

Is made, forged, and broke
The cost of seriousness is no joke.

The caged beast bites and claws
Smashing, minds, and smashing doors.

Into other worlds: that can never
Really exist, no one is ever that clever.

The new art school makes and fails in one breath
Awaiting your fame fingers crossed before death.

copyright 2017 Jonathan Beale