January 2-8, 2017: Poetry from Gareth Culshaw and Paul LeBrun

​Gareth Culshaw and Paul LeBrun

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​Gareth Culshaw
jaspers1980@aol.co.uk

Bio (auto)

Gareth Culshaw is from North Wales. He writes poetry and has been published in various magazines over the last twelve months. He is now venturing into other areas of writing although poetry will always be his main interest.

The following work is Copyright © 2016, and owned by ​Gareth Culshaw and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.


It’s That Season Again

A bang woke me up
as I made my way into the trees.
I checked the recently shaved sward.

A run of telephone posts
pinned the field. Taking my eye
away from its shape.

Behind a net sat a man, his gun
star angled, waited like a
snake in the grass.

Later I got the binoculars and saw
a dead medal lying on the floor.
Its voice now just lost to the open air.

 



Paul LeBrun
canpaul@icloud.com

Bio (auto)

My name is Paul LeBrun. I live in Surrey, B.C. Canada. I would like to learn how to write short, creative non-fiction stories about personal experiences throughout my life. Some dark, some light. I’m studying poetry to develop prose in my writing. I enjoy learning about Haiku in particular. I have a sixty year old well to draw from. I love to read anything from Tolstoy to Sedaris. Mostly historical creative non-fiction books. European history in particular. I’m fascinated by Kafka and Camus as well. I worked as a machinist for 40 years. Now I’m ready for something new.

The following work is Copyright © 2016, and owned by Paul LeBrun and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

The Bus

Sunlight flutters my eye
I look from my window
Oversize umbrella tree
Supports a red glass hummingbird feeder
Illuminated it burns my retina

Beyond it a fjord
A wooden dock, at low tide
Aluminium boat unloads
8 Students, 2 adults
A school day