Contents

Editorial:
Pen, Sword and The Society

Interview:
Nnorom Azuonye
My E-conversation with
Esiaba Irobi

Guest Poet:
Rebecca Steltner
About Steltner

Poems:

Rebecca Steltner
Summer Forgetting
Untitled I
Untitled II
Before falling asleep
Chafed
Unoma Azuah
Vows
Song of the Owl
Nights
In Us
Uduma Kalu
To the unheard voice
A mermaid dance
Evelyn
I am still eager
C. Highsmith-Hooks
When freedom come
Through tainted eyes
The Day The Towers Fell
Uche Nduka
Swear
Gleamings
Turn the key
Slow Feet
Emeka Azuine
Reality World
Oppressenergy
Song for Souls


Feature:
Nnamdi Obioha Azuonye
- Profile of the poet
Nnorom Azuonye
The Freedom Clause: Theme and Meaning
in the poems of
Nnamdi Azuonye

Events & Announcements:
StAnza Poetry Festival
Poetry Competitions

Notes:

Notes on Contributors
Glossary

Back Issues:

January 2003
December 2002

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MAGAZINE MONTHLY -- FEBRUARY 2003          ISSN 1479-425X

Poems

UNOMA AZUAH


In Us


She arrived from the corners of a metal door
hard and bleeding...
She has many maps on her mind...maps that lead to falling edges
edges frail like the ache on her back
frail like the frown cracking into roads and boundaries
Boundaries and Barricades
She can't tell a hedge from a fence
But she re-arranges boundaries for when they
become encroaching walls
to lines, so thin, they blur under the sun
She is a woman, old with lines, burdened by boundaries
She is a woman sitting in the corner of a loud life
And she gathers her rags like she gathers her fears
in the face of a gathering a storm.

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