Daily Archives: September 2, 2018

Wombwell Rainbow Interviews: Sofia Kioroglou

The Wombwell Rainbow

Wombwell Rainbow Interviews
I am honoured and privileged that the following poets, local, national and international have agreed to be interviewed by me. I gave the writers two options: an emailed list of questions or a more fluid interview via messenger.
The usual ground is covered about motivation, daily routines and work ethic, but some surprises too. Some of these poets you may know, others may be new to you. I hope you enjoy the experience as much as I do.

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Sofia Kioroglou

According to her WordPress site: “is an award winning poet, 2017 Best of the Net Award nominee by Sundress Publications, author of two poetry books, translator,lexicographer, journalist and painter born and bred in Athens, Greece. She is an avid reader and iconographer of saints and believes in human kindness and sacrifice. She would be a cave recluse in Raitho or Sinai had she not met her husband…

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Wedding Dresses at the Seafront, by Angela Readman

I am not a silent poet

Only sunshine allows you to consider some things.
A bright morning, and it’s possible not to look away.
People walk their dogs at the corniche, rollerblade past
vendors selling soda from silver carts, and you glance.
It feels safe enough, the sea is a thin blue line. Old ladies
settle on cement benches to soak in the sun, a slow release
of days. Wedding after wedding dress hang above their heads,
…………………………………………………………………………………strung
from wires. Boys cycle past and underskirts balloon, quiet
as children in doorways deciding whether to join
an impossible dance. The day seeps through chiffon
swelling like jellyfish washed ashore on a surge.
It could almost be beautiful, if you close your eyes, so much
white lace, all those women sitting on concrete looking up.

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In 2017 Lebanese women hung wedding dresses by the shore to protest a law
which allowed rapists to escape punishment if…

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