Story and Poem for the Month of October very kindly chosen by VeraClark:


The most recent of Lille Dante’s Blue Books Restored Fragments gets Poem of the Month. It is a thoroughly accomplished series of fragmentation that straddles narrative poetry and prose-poetry. I love that this is work that refuses to conform to generic boxes. These are allegorical beads which colour memory and the taste of emotions. Each sequence stands alone as a fusion of language:


Story of the Month goes to rosaliekempthorne for her fine short story, Liam Anders, which has all the elements of sound storytelling: a nostalgic capsule of youth with trustworthy dialogue and wealth in the language. The epiphany style ending gives this a poignant close: