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PERSIMMON TREE, An Online Magazine fo the Arts by Women Over Sixty publishes fiction, nonfiction, art and poetry. Details HERE.

WINTER TANGERINE REVIEW, Dedicated to the Electric. To the Salt. To Sugar is open for submissions of poetry, fiction and art. No reading or processing fees. Paying market. Assorted deadlines. Details HERE

JACAR PRESS, A Community-Active Literary Press is open for submissions of poetry to its online publication, One. Details HERE.

JUXTAPROSE LITERARY MAGAZINE, an online literary journal calls for fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, art, and photography from the world over. Details HEREIt has an open call for submission to its blog HERE.

WORDS ON THE STREET, Literary Publishers has an interest is novels and novellas, short story collections and poetry collections. Details HERE.

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.the fallen.

being asked to explain



refer to the fallen.


pick up,



the fallen.


i told her it was about

dead soldjers.


it feels natural, without the need

to explain.


to verbalize the fallen.


lost connection. lost heart.










notes:- don’t you see that one experience, memory is mixed with another, there is no need for isolation. we cannot judge, we cannot understand everything.


.. October News from the Studio..



Studio News . October  2017

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hardback book

 words & images by Sonja Benskin Mesher published by 20/20 Vision publishing.

(mail to purchase)




Member of Penwith Society of Art, St Ives, Royal Cambrian Academy and the United Artists Society.


Member of Fluxus.


Member of the Creative Collective for Refugee Relief, world wide.

Artists without Borders.


This month my artwork is part of the following projects and events.





About Women, The international Mail Art Project presents its complete collection for the first time in Barcelona. More than 2000 postcards sent by more than 500 artists and creatives from all over the world continue their itinerancy to continue generating bridges of communication and reflection between art and society.





Recent drawings are now in the exhibition and  collection of Osten World Gallery, Skopje. Macedonia. and International Drawing Competition Wroclaw.








Heritage Centre Oswestry. Autumn Open Exhibition







Aintree University Hospital .

‘ liverpool photography’ Part of the Permanent Collection







The studio is open all year by appointment.



Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy. Prints


OrielPlas Glyn y Weddw. Prints


Galeri Caernarfon, Selected Open Exhibition.



Penrallt Book Shop. Machynlleth. Selected Photographic Exhibition.


Galeri , Betws y Coed  New work



Tonnau Welsh Art Pwllheli



The White Room Gallery, Harlech




Art in Education

CRB checked

“I’d just like to thank you for being such an inspirational, sympathetic ,positive & funny tutor. I liked your sense of humour & enjoyed every minute of the course.”





full moon.

this morning early
i heard them.lower.

in my kitchen.

two black and white
and two grey. what can i do?


sonja benskin mesher


each morning early, i feed the cat.

a sachet with jelly.

packaging straight to the dustbin, outside.


in pyjamas i step the slate, feel the air, watch the sky


swallow the bats whole.

later, when dressed, and booted, i smiles

at the bare foot print on the step.

during the day the others come foraging,

through the flap, what can I do?

first one is flimsy, timid

trespass. a shadow.

the other bruiser ; black bully.

bold, hissing wildly.

each evening, I feed the cat again.

take the package to the bin again.

one hundred words.




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