Brief issue 56 Cover by Matt Kelly, Photograph by Inês Pimentel

brief 56

Edited by Olivia Macassey. 126pp.

Featuring work by: John Adams, Nick Ascroft, Iain Britton, Nicholas Butler, Brent Cantwell, Jill Chan, Stephanie Christie, Makyla Curtis, John Downie, Doc Drumheller, Norman Franke, Jasmine Gallagher, Michael Giacon, Joy Holley, Mark Houlahan, Erik Kennedy, Rhiannon Leddra, Bronwyn Lloyd, Caoimhe McKeogh, Piet Nieuwland, Keith Nunes, Sarah Penwarden, Chris Pigott, Sugu Pillay, essa may ranapiri, Vaughan Rapatahana, Sahanika Ratnayake, Jack Ross, Lisa Samuels, Erena Shingade, Carin Smeaton, Fiona Stevens, Chris Stewart, David Taylor, Richard Taylor, Loren Thomas, Richard von Sturmer, and Mark Young.

Reviews: Stephanie Christie reviews Atonement by Vaughan Rapatahana, Lisa Samuels reviews Koel by Jen Crawford, Daniel Williams reviews chapbooks by Denys Trussell and Robert Kempen, and Richard von Sturmer reviews The Arrow That Missed by Ted Jenner.

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