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The Poetry Bus Magazine is going from strength to strength thanks to the dedication of its editors Peadar and Collette O’Donoghue who have once again produced a wonderful issue (PB5) packed with new work from established and emerging poets and artists – there’s some stunning art work in this issue. And it comes with a CD of readings from selected contributors along with a track from Roger Gregg’s Serpent In The Bee-Loud Glade.

The journal is beautifully produced on high quality paper and the quality of the work is impressive too. I’m proud to have one of my first poems published here along with so many talented poets. Names familiar to me include Niamh BoyceMelissa Diem, Alan McMonagle, John Saunders, Oran Ryan, Stephanie Conn, Nuala Ni Chonchuir, Kate Dempsey, Ann Fallon, Liz Gallagher, Afric McGlinchey, Michael J Whelan, Karl Parkinson, Micheal Gallagher, Knute Skinner, Liz Quirke, Richard W. Halperin, Noel King, Brian Kirk, John MacKenna, Alan Jude Moore, William Wall.

Check out the brand new site of The Poetry Bus who are now publishing grimoires (a ‘grimoire’ is a book of magic) of poetry, art work and photography. The first grimoire published by the The Poetry Bus is Fiona Bolger‘s, The Geometry of Love between the Elements and is another example of high production values and quality content.

Fiona Bolger's Grimoire

Fiona’s book is available here and from The Winding Stair Bookshop in Dublin. You’ll find Peadar O’Donoghue‘s collection of poetry Jewel (published by Salmon Poetry) there too as well as PB5.

Get your ticket on the bus by submitting for the next issue!