Failure

Failure Yes, some failures are major. Others are not so very major. Yet, they still sting as though they were major.   Nonetheless, failures- no matter if major, or not so very major, may be our saviour.   Who knows, maybe saviour of our- could have been, Very proud behaviour? Or, maybe saviour of our…

Home

Home by James Byrne I was sick of home, now i’m Homesick; a serious case of the human condition. Small town suffocation. We held asphyxiation parties: choked our youth in a haze of alcohol, drugs and cigarette smoke. Living for the weekend – but each one weakened us, I couldn’t take it anymore. But now,…

Sodium

Sodium A change is detected, Forcing electric charges Into long, branched canals Where voltage spikes upwards And a threshold is reached. A nerve impulse has been born Surging along the canals’ white walls One wave after another, A flood of electricity, A tsunami of life.   The electric wave spreads infectiously Through the canals’ white…

Spreading the (Spoken) Word in Malta

By Amy Borg A couple weeks ago, I sat down with Johan Emerén: Swedish poet, good friend, and organizer of the Spoken Word in Malta open mic events. Along with Palk Ħieles, and various workshop series organized by writers such as myself and Miriam Calleja, Spoken Word in Malta is part of the budding community…

Anxiety | Johan Emerén

Johan Emerén is a Swedish poet who currently runs the Spoken Word in Malta events at Casey’s Bar in Gzira, the last Thursday of every month.

Interview: All About ‘Palk Ħieles’

With a week to go until the next Palk Ħieles, an open mic night organised by artistic group Inizjamed, Maltese author Miriam Calleja interviewed two organisers Jean Paul Borg and Leanne Ellul, to find out more about the successful regular event.  

First Creative Writing Tour Of Valletta Is Success Story!

As Malta’s sweltering sun began its afternoon descent towards the horizon on Saturday, 6th May, a group of authors met at the Valletta main entrance to take shelter from the heat before setting off on the first ‘Valletta in writing’ tour. The event, organised by non Government organisation Outdoor Artists, Maltese author Miriam Calleja and…

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