Issue 1 - Autumn 2015
© Jo Wilson 2015
Our first issue featured the following writers:
William Alderson, Rosemary Appleton, Miriam Brown, Sue Burge, Annemarie Cooper, Emma Danes, Sarah Doyle, Elaine Ewart, Tim Harding, Abi Hynes, Brian Johnstone, Poppy Kleiser, Elizabeth Lewis Williams, John Lyons, Leanne Moden, Elizabeth Newman, Stuart A. Paterson, Ilse Pedler, Helen Pletts, Bethany W. Pope, Elisabeth Sennitt Clough, Julia Webb, and Rebecca Watts.
The cover image is by Jo Wilson.
You can read a selection of the work here.
Issue 2 - Spring 2016
Issue 2 featured the following writers:
Derek Adams, Rosemary Appleton, Charles Bane Jr., Sue Burge, Pippa Chapman, Cardinal Cox, Alexandra Davis, Sarah Doyle, Philip Dunkerley, Norbert Hirschhorn, Matt Howard, Paul Howarth, Sue Lewis, Elizabeth Lewis Williams, Felicity Notley, Dominic O’Sullivan, Helen Overell, Sarah Passingham, Ilse Pedlar, Elisabeth Sennitt Clough, Paul Stephenson, and Heidi Williamson.
The cover image is by Ely-based artist-printmaker Valerie Sims.
You can read a couple of the poems from Issue 2 here.
© Valerie Sims 2016
Issue 3 - Autumn 2016
The Tryst at Reach image
© Sam Motherwell
Our third issue featured the following writers, including the winners and highly commended poets in the Ouse Washes Poetry Competition:
Urvashi Bahuguna, Matt Barnard, Clare Best, Sue Burge, Gaynor Clements, Kitty Coles, Annemarie Cooper, Emma Danes, Stephen Devereux, Sarah Doyle, Robert Etty, Elaine Ewart, Elsa Fischer, Mark Leech, Josephine L. Martin, Richie McCaffery, Elizabeth Newman, Rachel Plummer, Elisabeth Sennitt Clough, Paul Stephenson, Claudine Toutoungi, Anna de Vaul, Rebecca Watts, Julia Webb and Glen Wilson.
The cover image is based on a wood-cut by Cambridge-based artist Sam Motherwell.
You can read a selection of the poems here.
Issue 4 - Spring 2017
Cover Image © Viv Styles
Our fourth issue, on the theme 'borders and bridges', featured the following writers:
Allen Ashley, Anne Ballard, Zeina Hashem Beck, Clare Best, Penny Boxall, Jo Brandon, Gemma Bristow, C.M. Buckland, Gareth Culshaw, Gram Joel Davies, Kitty Donnelly, Roger Elkin, Robert Etty, Chris Hardy, Ramona Herdman, Matt Howard, Pamela Johnson, Anthony Lawrence, Marion Leeper, Sarah Mnatzaganian, Nora Nadjarian, James Richards, Hans Sahl (translated by Ruth Ingram), C.I. Selkirk, Laila Sumpton and J.S. Watts.
The cover art is a hand-coloured collagraph print by Viv Styles, produced as part of the Trios project, a collaboration between photographers, poets and artists. The work was inspired by Gram Joel Davies' poem 'A lonely man whose friend is the horizon', included in this issue of The Fenland Reed.
You can read the poem, and others from the magazine here.
Issue 5 - Autumn 2018
Kira's Quilt image
© Felicity-Ann Hall
Issue 5 featured poetry and prose from:
Kate Caoimhe Arthur, Robert Beveridge, Peter Branson, Stephen Boyce, Jane Burn, Kitty Coles, Anna De Vaul, Sarah Doyle, Glyn Edwards, Elaine Ewart, Phil Hawtin, Stuart Henson, Norbert Hirschhorn, Joanna Ingham, Wes Lee, Sophie Lutkin, Ian McEwen, Sarah Mnatzaganian, Mary Oliver, Cheryl Pearson, Mary Robinson, Paul Stephenson, Elosham Vog, Sarah Juliet Walsh, Nicola Warwick, Rebecca Watts, Jay Whittaker and Megan Wildhood.
A selection of poems from this issue is available to read online here.
Issue 6 - Spring 2018
Cover image © Martin Figura
Issue 6 was produced with guest editor Elisabeth Sennitt Clough, who has since become a permanent editor at The Fenland Reed. It was on the theme of 'the body' and featured poetry from:
Jill Abram, Jane Burn, Rachel Burns, Jim Conwell, Ananda-mayi dasi, Sarah Doyle, Chris Fields, Martin Figura, Donna J. Gelagotis Lee, Jonathan Greenhause, Hilary Hares, Keith Hutson, Joanna Ingham, Helen Ivory, Lisa Kelly, Rebecca Le Marchand, John Lyons, Roy Marshall, Eric A. Mecklenburg, Jill Munro, Joanna Nissel, Kate Noakes, Kathy Pimlott, Anna Saunders, George Szirtes, Claudine Toutoungi, Peter Wallis, J.S. Watts and Jane Wheeler.
The cover art is a series of photographs taken by and copyright of Martin Figura.
A selection of poems from this issue can be found here.
Issue 7 featured poetry from:
Clare Best, Alison Binney, Lewis Buxton (featured poet), Stewart Carswell, Kitty Coles, Jonathan Davidson, Chris Edgoose, Ronnie Goodyer, Pete Green, Pamela Johnson, Tess Jolly, Alex Josephy, Wes Lee, Jane Lovell, Sarah Mnatzaganian, Katrina Naomi, Michelle Penn, Kathy Pimlott, D. A. Prince, Samuel Prince, Kevin Rabas, Shriram Sivaramakrishnan, Paul Stephenson, Kay Syrad, Kostya Tsolákis, Iain Twiddy, Dennis Walder, Olivia Walwyn, and Julia Webb.
The cover art is by and copyright of Nigel Bird: www.nigel-bird.com.
A selection of poems from this issue is available here.
Embers cover image
© Nigel Bird