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Island Scholastic Press

Volume 25, Issue 1 (December 2015)

Volume 26, Issue 1 (January 2016)

Volume 26, Issue 2 (February 2016)

Volume 26, Issue 3 (March 2016)

Volume 26, Issue 4 (April 2016)

Volume 26, Issue 5 (May 2016)

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Volume 27, Issue 1 (January 2017)

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The Wise Man

 

First Edition: Writers Brew Press, England, 1999. 

Second Edition: Serialized in Over the Edge (University of Northern British Columbia), Canada, 1999/2000. 

Third Edition: Published in The Poet’s Haven, USA, 2005. 

Fourth Edition: Published in CHALLENGER international, Canada, 2013. 

Fifth Edition: Island Scholastic Press, Canada, 2014. 

Revised Edition: Island Scholastic Press, Canada, 2015. 

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An excerpt 

The Lineage 

Assyrian jaw-hooks 
In sundry bleeding; 
Such fish 
On a clothesline. 

This march of joy, 
This lineage of Nimrod— 

Celebrated with wine 
And roasted flesh 
And laughter. 

This was the day 
Samson lost his eyes, 
And the Waldenses their blood. 

This was the day 
Another Canaanite 
Shot a bloody arrow 
Through some man’s 
Liver.