Issue 6, Glimmer: Contents and Editor's Note.


(Cover art by Liam Lefr)



Welcome to Issue 6 of Dust Poetry Magazine. Our theme is Glimmer and this issue contains thirty new poems:



Prayer by Rachel Bower


I Found A Bluebell Wood by Julian Bishop


Why I Pause Drawing The Bedroom Curtains by Harriet Truscott


Loitering in Exmouth by Janet Hatherley


Memory of Rain by Jenny Mitchell (CW: violence)


Aponia by Louise Mather


The Three Gifts by Shirley Nicholson


Shimmer/Stifling by Praise Osawaru


That Time Jupiter And Saturn Aligned by Claire Carroll


Shimmering by Joan McNerney


Ripe Oranges by Natalie Marino


Biscoff by Helen Bowie


Shine and Scene, Just Ornamental by Kris Hiles


Lamplighter by Kalyn RoseAnne


Selene by Nachi Keta


Fireflies by Oluwatomiwa Ajeigbe


My Daughter Started Walking by Julie Weiss


Phantasmagoria by Camille Ferguson


Florence by Elizabeth Drawdy


My Boyfriend Says He Has a Theory About Atoms,

But He Won’t Write the Poem by Aleah Dye


When Light Decays by Meg Smith


Forms of Erosion, #4 by Ori Fienberg


Villanelle by Mick Mangan


Imago by Barbara Daniels


Moonlight by Lucy Whitehead


Azure by Grace Alice Evans


Chemistry Notes on Attractive Forces by Nora Hikari


Surfer's Paradise by Karol Nielsen


Wanderlusting by Kersten Christianson


John O’Groats by Cat Turhan





Thank you to illustrator, Liam Lefr, for his fantastic cover design. Liam is a University of Worcester graduate in illustration and gained a first class degree at the University’s state of the art ‘Art House', where he has exhibited work several times. Liam creates his illustrations digitally, but can also use traditional mediums, and is a keen printmaker. He doesn't limit his practice to creating smaller digital images and he has created to commission several large scale abstract murals that are displayed in various buildings in his home city, Worcester. Primarily, Liam’s work carries a theme of folklore, nature and pattern. He is influenced by European folk culture and tales of magic and mystery. He hopes to captivate his audience with an atmosphere of wonder in his work.


Thank you to each of our wonderful poets for these brilliant poems, I feel very honoured to be able to publish your work in Dust.


And thank you, too, to everyone who submitted poetry for the issue, the standard of work was astonishingly high, and to everyone who supports Dust online. I continue to be inspired by the talent, support, and kindness of the poetry community online.


I hope you enjoy these glimmering poems as much as I have.


Happy New Year.


Tara Wheeler

Founding Editor


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