Sunfish 5

Issue 5 of Sunfish magazine recently out, A4 format, 40 pages, with work by:

Charles Stein – 4 poems from the forthcoming collection “From Mimir’s Head” by this American poet, Olson scholar and Homer translator 
Phil Davenport – “pollinators of eden”, a 10-page poem combining text and drawings
Carrie Etter – 6 poems, including 4 from her ongoing “Divining for Starters” series
sean burn – “bastilles englan”, a poem for multiple voices from this UK writer who was shortlisted for a Michael Marks award for his visual poetry collection “mo thunder”
Alec Finlay – 2 poems from his ongoing project “the road north”  
Amanda Earl – 5 prose poems extracted from a larger sequence by this Canadian writer (in what I think is her first UK publication)
Sunfish costs £4 (+ £1 p&p in the UK) and can be ordered via Paypal (to
As ever, the magazine is also available FREE as a pdf to anyone that wants it – just email me to request it (and no, I won’t think you’re cheap for asking for the free pdf rather than buying the print version, so don’t be shy!)

via Nigel Wood


Sunfish is a new quarterly poetry magazine edited by Nigel Wood and published in Manchester. Issue 1 contains work by Scott Thurston (UK), Jed Rasula (USA), John Seed (UK), Kristy Odelius (USA), Jonathan Greene (USA), rob mclennan (Canada), Geof Huth (USA), Paul A. Green (UK), Meredith Quartermain (Canada), Amy King (USA), Gil McElroy (Canada) and Alec Finlay (UK). It’s just in from the printer and costs £3 (+50p postage). A Sunfish website is in the pipeline; in the meantime, you can get hold of a copy by sending a cheque for £3.50 (made out to Nigel Wood) to: Flat 405, 41 Old Birley Street, Hulme, Manchester M15 5RE. If you’re in Manchester you can save yourself the postage by picking up a copy at the next Other Room reading on December 2nd. For more information, email