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Welcome to SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY

Vol.3. No. 4. July - September 2010

 


CONTRIBUTORS

ESIABA IROBI, TRIBUTES

SECTIONS

Afam Akeh
Andy Willoughby
Claire Girvan
Christian Ward
Derek Adams
Esiaba Irobi
Hannah Lowe
Hunter Liguore
Ikechukwu Obialo Azuonye
Karunamay Sinha
Kate Horsley
Laura Solomon
Lookman Sanusi
Malcolm Bray
Mark Lewis
Moa-Aaricia Lindunger
N Quentin Woolf
Nina Romano
Nnorom Azuonye
Norbert O. Eze
Olu Oguibe
Pius Adesanmi
Robert Lee Frazier
Toyin Adepoju
Uche Nduka
Wayne Scheer
Zino Asalor
 

Edited by

Andy Willoughby

and Bob Beagrie

 

This issue of SLQ is dedicated to the memory of

ESIABA IROBI (1960 - 2010)

 

 

KATE HORSLEY

 

Eleonora of Toledo laughs at a pantomime dildo


Eight months pregnant with her eighth child,
the Duchess watches the dumbshow
the burly actors dressed as the Three Graces
holding huge scissors
to the giantís braces.

The props are by far her favourite part
the silver paper stars and painted moon,
the velvet backcloth tacked to the proscenium,
the giantís wooden appendage
bursting out so unexpectedly,

making her laugh until the child inside
kicks in astonishment (quite soon
theyíll die of fever, though it will be rumoured
they were put to death). Meanwhile
the giant fights to get into his breeches

and the duchess laughs to feel the babyís foot
chiding her bawdiness. She smoothes
the lily-patterned dress, soothing her womb,
noting fine gold threads nosing from black silk
        like grave worms.

 

 

"Eleonora of Toledo laughs at a pantomime dildo" is the 1st Prize Winner, Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition July 2010.


 

 

 

 

 

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Kate Horsley is the 1st Prize Winner in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (July 2010) with the poem 'Eleonora of Toledo laughs at a pantomime dildo'

 

 

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