Friday, 22 February 2013

February-March Guest Blogger!

Introducing Mamta Madhavan!

It is generally accepted that if you are an editor, it is more than likely that you are also a writer. The Eel and her Small Fry are no exception, but how many of us can say that they write poetry in a second language? The Eel certainly can't - she struggles saying hello to the fish she meets in the warmer climes she visits when on holiday. The Eel has a lot of admiration for the writers out there who, like Mamta, are able to not only write in a second language but produce fantastic work. A regular contributor to the Eel's issues and a curator at, the Eel is thrilled to welcome Mamta to the Eel's Guest Blogger's platform where Mamta discusses what we love best: anything and everything to do with writing! To check out Eel's interview with Mamta, go to the Guest Blogger's section!

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Poem of the Month!

By Jeff Dupuis

A petal falls from the roses on the bar
and lands softly on the tile floor.
Then another.
These roses haven't lasted nearly as long
as the last ones I bought you, six months ago
for Valentine's Day.

There's something to be said about the fertility of a relationship
where love can bloom brightly and stay that way
even without roots or soil.
It's like magic, and when that magic runs out
the petals fall to the floor, the roses wilt,
and you're left picking up the pieces
and tossing them in the trash.

Jeff Dupuis writes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. His work has appeared in The River Journal, The Acta Victoriana, and Blood Lotus Journal, among others. In his off-hours Jeff likes to train in the martial arts, or if nothing else, watch straight-to-DVD martial arts movies. He currently lives and works in Toronto, Canada.