September 2021

Issue 10

Welcome to Issue 10 of StylusLit, where author, poet and editor, Philip Neilsen, shares his work and views on writing.

Other poets in this issue are Phil Brown, Angela Costi, B.R.Dionysius, Jane Frank, Marcelle Freiman, Dominique Hecq, Stu Hatton, John Hicks, Alana Kelsall, Dom Symes, Carl Walsh, Les Wicks and Jena Woodhouse.

There’s creative non-fiction from Erica Wheadon, and short fiction from Paul Murgatroyd, Peter Murphy, Mark O’Flynn, Karen Petersen, and Ron Singer.

Finally, read reviews of Airplane Baby Banana Blanket by Benjamin Dodds, Wide River by Jane Frank, Kaosmos by Dominique Hecq, and The Beating Heart by Denise O’Hagan.

The new year will see some changes. After five years of involvement, Andrew Leggett will be leaving his position as fiction and non-fiction editor to pursue more writing. Andrew has made a tremendous contribution and we wish him all the best. The March issue will be co-edited by Andrew and our incoming editor, Gershon Maller, after which Gershon will take the reins. We are very happy to have Gershon onboard. His research theses explored the works of J.L. Borges and Wallace Stevens, respectively. Read more in About.

Rosanna Licari

Creative Non-fiction

The High Road
By Erica Wheadon


By Peter Murphy

By Paul Murgatroyd

The Naivete Of Assumption
By Karen Petersen

By Mark O’Flynn

Tsvey Abuelos (Two Grandfathers)
By Ron Singer


At Michael Wolff’s Party to Celebrate Fire and Fury
By Philip Neilsen

Atlantis to Valles Marineris
By Jena Woodhouse

Chengdu – After the Festival
By Les Wicks

Cooling Off
By Angela Costi

By Dominique Hecq

Late Flowering
By Phil Brown

Late Night Thoughts
By Dominic Symes

Miro’s Paysage (Landscape) 1927
By Marcelle Freiman

By John Hicks

Mothers’ Day
By B.R. Dionysius

By Jane Frank

the land dry
By Stu Hatton

The wrong turn that lost us
By Carl Walsh

when the sun comes up
By Alana Kelsall


Airplane Baby Banana Blanket
By Benjamin Dodds

By Dominique Hecq

The Beating Heart
By Denise O'Hagan

Wide River
By Jane Frank