Sentinel Literary Quarterly

Vol.2 No.4, July 2009. ISSN 1753-6499 (Online). www.sentinelquarterly.com

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I had planned to write the editorial this quarter on the life and passing of Michael Jackson - the greatest entertainer the world has ever known or will ever know, a fine songwriter whose every physical movement was mesmerising and dumbfounding poetry. But I thought better of it. I am a Michael Jackson fan, but I don't know if you are.

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"...other people have written and become successful writers due to my encouragement. In terms of my poems I'd hope people might recognise a sense of authenticity which transcends time."

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FICTION

 

If you don't like your life, why not change it? In fact abandon it altogether - husband and all and head to another country. Laura Solomon writes about making a great leap of faith in The Faker>>

 

Nigeria's E.C. Osondu won the Caine Prize for African Writing 2009 with Waiting.

Nnorom Azuonye reviews the story.

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Poetry Competition

(July 2009) Results:

 

First Prize: Coffee

Second Prize: Enemy Funeral

Third Prize: The God of Allotments.

 

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Clare Saponia

 

The Optimists

  

A long while before,

when they were silent

for the first time;

 

when disorder was precise

and regime obedient

 

to the point of pedantry,

dawn still crept in

 

at the end of a night,

like a spy. 

Like a hero.

 

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Reuben

Death gave him wings  / To soar above the cynical smiles of ingratitude / Let your eternal presence once again reinitiate / These arthritic craftsmen  / who run calloused palms / Atop the dusty furnaces of abandoned foundries

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POETRY COMPETITION

The Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (October 2009)

RESULTS:

First Prize:

Akinlabi Peter "Moving"

Second Prize:

Katie Metcalfe "Pumpkin Seeds"

Third Prize:

Mandy Pannett "Through Dust"

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Did you take part in the July 2009 competition?

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