Monday, 22 February 2010

An Act of Faith by Chika O. Okeke

From Sentinel Poetry Magazine January 2003


Chika O. Okeke

An Act of Faith

He sat there and waited
For the Christmas star
But Harmattan winds
Hurled anger into watery eyes
Unblinking and hurting
Untiring, expecting

He stood there and waited
For the alleluia cries
Of singing angels
Or the bleating of
Rams tethered
In the lamb's pen

He lies here listening
To the breaking bones
Of his mind searching
Soul ravines and skies
Awaiting the ascent
Of a twinkless star.

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Monday, 1 February 2010

Invitation to Sentinel Literary Quarterly Vol.3. No.2


I am pleased to invite you to the January – March 2010 issue of Sentinel Literary Quarterly, the online magazine of world literature published by Sentinel Poetry Movement.

This issue is dedicated to the memory of the great poet and activist Dennis Brutus who went into transition on Boxing Day, 2009.

What’s inside?

- Fiction -

“Unmusical Bumps” by Andrew Campbell-Kearsey

(First Prize winner, Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story Competition, January 2010)

“Demons” by Claire Godden-Rowland

(Second Prize winner, Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story Competition, January 2010)

“Diluted Cappuccino” by Andrew Campbell-Kearsey

(Third Prize winner, Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story Competition, January 2010)

“Bumping” by W Jack Savage

“Night in a Drum” by Emmanuel Sigauke

“Big Man” by N Quentin Woolf.

- Poetry –

“Afternoon Song and Other Poems” by Dominic James

“Three Poems” by Sharma Taylor

“Instamatic” by Noel Williams

(First Prize winner, Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition, January 2010)

“Moon-Search” by Mandy Pannett

(Second Prize winner, Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition, January 2010)

“South and West” by Paul Jeffcutt

(Third Prize winner, Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition, January 2010)

- Drama –

“Dream in Two Scenes” by Susanna Roxman

“Dialogue in Edinburgh” by Susanna Roxman

- Essay –

“Meeting Dennis Brutus” by Olu Oguibe

- Interview –

“Dike Okoro in conversation with Benjamin Kwakye”

- Competitions –

“Judge’s Report on the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story Competition January 2010” by Unoma Azuah

Go to http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk