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Shipment 1: Food Magazine (18 artists/story writers and poets) and How To Make Curry Goat by Louise McStravick (Full collection, poetry) - Arrives July 16th (or asap after your order, if ordered after this date)
Shipment 2: The Goddess of Macau by Graeme Hall (short stories) and The Prettyboys of Gangster Town by Martin Grey (full collection, poetry) - Arrives August 21st
Food Magazine, Issue 6
In this summer edition of the Fly on the Wall Magazine 18 artists, writers and poets cook up a frenzy of food with pens as wooden spoons.
Food as a weapon. Unwanted gifts. Sensual flavours, indecently delicious. Healing chicken soup. The last supper, a hunger for salvation. A first date.
Unwrap these stories with your favourite dish in secret: indulge.
How To Make Curry Goat by Louise McStravick
"In these delicately observed poems, Louise McStravick explores the landscape of her heritage and identity; painting an incisive and affectionate portrait of the people she has encountered along the way. These poems are vivid, sensual and rich in imagery and they pull no punches. Whilst each poem is a delicious treat in its own right, collectively they constitute a brave and important story, beautifully and boldly told. This is a recipe book for the soul and the senses and the poems will linger with you long after the book has been returned to the shelf." -Mary Dickins, Author of Happiness FM, Burning Eye Books
How to make curry goat
Take around 7 quid’s worth of goat
Or mutton dem di same ting
A spring of thyme, two large onions, three if you’re that way inclined
Not di Spanish h’onion di British h’onion.
A bulb of garlic. All-purpose seasoning and Caribbean Curry Powder
It nah matter which curry powder you fi use.
Using eyes to measure, one-part All Purpose to two-part curry powder
Be careful with the All Purpose. You nah want too much salt.
Sprinkle it over the meat in a zig-zag motion get your hands in until you
have an even coating. Be sure to have washed the meat first.
British people nah wash dem meat, it nasty, that’s how dem get mad cow disease.
"Louise McStravick invites us into her world as a daughter of the Windrush generation, with a sharp observation and a dry sense of humour. We meet family, friends and errant lovers in poems of wit and sensuality, and in McStravick’s vivid imagery and often surprising language we learn to smell, taste and enjoy this Goat Stew as she explores the feelings of belonging and alienation that beset her. A wonderful first collection." - Janice Dempsey from Dempsey & Windle Publishing
Louise McStravick is a writer, teacher, and proud Brummie. She is a slam winning poet and performerwho has headlined at events in London, Birmingham, and Amsterdam including London Literature Festivalwith Heaux Noire, Beans Rhymes & Life, Streetfest and Words at the Warehouse. She was also part of thevery first Apples and Snakes Platform Poets writer development programme, 2020.She was commissioned to write poems for the Words on Windrush anthology in 2019 with Empoword Slough. This project involved writing poetry based on oral history interviews. As a part of this she was asked read her poetry on BBC Berkshire.
Louise has been published in various places on and offline including, Dear Damsels, Porridge magazine, Tommyrot Zine, Lacuna Lit, Murmaration anthology and an exciting project with Trope publishing that incorporates poetry and photography from London, due to be released in Autumn 2020. She uses writing to explore the nuances of her mixed-heritage, working-class identity.
The Goddess of Macau by Graeme Hall
This short story collection paints complex characters, Macau myths and magic, all set in the former Portuguese colony of Macau. Macau was the first European settlement in Asia (founded in 1557) and over some 450 years a unique Macanese culture developed, one that fused Europe and China to create an individual identity which. sadly, is in decline in the twenty-first century. Graeme Hall is a
talented storyteller and his work has been published in English, Portuguese and Chinese.
In 2014 Graeme Hall abandoned the world of intellectual property law to become a novelist and short story writer. He has won the short story competitions of the Macau Literary Festival and the
Ilkley Literature Festival, and his writing has been published in anthologies by Black Pear Press and the Macau Literary Festival.
Graeme lived in Hong Kong from 1993 to 2010 and still keeps a close connection to the city. His first novel was set in Hong Kong and Shanghai over the period 1996/97 and most of his writing comes from his love of that part of the world. Graeme first visited Macau in 1993 and he quickly became fascinated by the oldest European settlement in Asia. That visit was just the first of many trips to explore Macau’s unique mixture of Europe and China, and also to enjoy the chorizo and
vinho verde. His current work in progress is a novel set in Macau in the years immediately following the Second World War.
He is an active member of the Leeds Writers Circle whose members have been a constant source of advice, support and encouragement. Graeme lives in Calderdale, West Yorkshire with his wife and a wooden dog.
The Prettyboys of Gangster Town by Martin Grey
The Prettyboys of Gangster Town is about the connections we attempt to form with others, from the hopeful to the helpless, and how these relationships change. Martin Grey explores growing up through time, circumstance and by growing out of 'masculinity'.
Martin is an experienced and active Nottingham based poet and event organiser who performs extensively across the Midlands, the Edinburgh Fringe and Berlin, winning the 2018 Southwell Folk Festival Slam.
He has supported several nationally renowned poets, including Jess Green and Dominic Berry.
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