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Zoe Brooks
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Writer, poet and blogger
Writer, poet and blogger

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Happy New Year
Another graphic from my collection of Czech exlibris and PFs (Christmas/New Year cards). This is of course Happy New Year card and was created by Ruda Svab.  So to all of you a happy 2019, may it be a better year than 2018. 
Happy New Year
Happy New Year
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Update and a New Year's Resolution
After a long period of self doubt I started sending poems to magazines again in October (see my post on 4th November). And I have been amazed how quickly they started being accepted for publication. Already I have had five poems accepted (by The Curlew, Obs...
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A Major Decision - Leaving the Czech Republic.
I have finally decided that my Czech adventure must come to an end and that I will be selling my Czech home. It is a heart-breaking decision to have to make. I love this house, this country and its people and they have all enriched my life tremendously, but...
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Muscovy by Matthew Francis
Here's another review that appeared on my magic realism blog . Like his acclaimed Mandeville (2008), Matthew Francis's fourth Faber collection explores a world of marvels, real and fantastic. A man takes off for the moon in an engine drawn by geese, a polte...
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Muscovy by Matthew Francis
Like his acclaimed Mandeville (2008), Matthew Francis's fourth Faber collection explores a world of marvels, real and fantastic. A man takes off for the moon in an engine drawn by geese, a poltergeist moves into a remote Welsh village, and a party of sevent...
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"The Worst Enemy to Creativity is Self Doubt"
Well I have done it, at last. I have started sending my poems to magazines again. When I was younger I was regularly published in  magazines, including South West Review, The Rialto, Aquarius, Pennine Platform, and others. I was probably on the point of get...
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Walls
WALLS Through the
walls my
neighbours make love. Her cries cling like the
trail of snails upon the
kitchen floor, clear,
transparent, hard to
brush off, as I lie empty in the
night. This poem was first published in Joe Soap's Canoe and was included in the G...
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Czech fox
I have just submitted my poem Midday Fox for possible inclusion in an anthology.  I have often blogged about my local fox in my Czech blog . I will see our local fox making its way across the fields as I walk up from the bus or down from the woods. And I ha...
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Czech fox
I have just submitted my poem Midday Fox for possible inclusion in an anthology.  I have often blogged about my local fox in my Czech blog . I will see our local fox making its way across the fields as I walk up from the bus or down from the woods. And I ha...
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The Invention of Morel by Adolfo Bioy Casares
This review first appeared on my Magic Realism Books blog . Jorge Luis Borges declared  The Invention of Morel  a masterpiece of plotting, comparable to  The Turn of the Screw  and  Journey to the Center of the Earth . Set on a mysterious island, Bioy's nov...
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