An Editorial

It has been close to 6 months since the last full issue of The Baird's Tale. For this I am sincerely apologise. Life swept me up alas.

However, dear reader, as a reward, we offer you a great deal of stuff this issue. Two new poets I am pleased to introduce: Hannah Chubb & Kenny Koberstadt.

Further we branched out beyond the pure written world. Maps and comics have long been passions of mine so I am very happy to have now a resident map maker, Sam Fisher. Maps are art, visual metaphors that shape and morph our world and our perspective.

Husein Panju also takes us into the world of comics.

Lastly, I am very proud to announce Kylie Bergfalk, our long suffering poetry editor has been promoted to Co-Editor. Without her hard work, fine proof reading skills and focus this issue would not have been possible.

This is a big issue and it is a long summer so take the time to enjoy reading it – we certainly enjoyed producing it.


James Rimmer


The Baird's Tale.



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