Issue 4: Photographs and Falcons (June 2016)

Issue 4, Photographs and Falcons, was printed and released for sale at the University on the 27th April, 2016. To get your hands on a physical copy for only £3, contact Simon Holloway at the University of Bolton by email —s.holloway@bolton.ac.uk.

ISSN 2398-1938 (Print)        ISSN 2398-1946 (Online)


Poetry

THE PHOTOGRAPH: Jemma Shaw

BOOK ART: Phil Isherwood

A VIEW FROM A MET STATION: Craig Snelgrove 

THE FLOWERLESS MONTHS ARE THE EASIEST: Craig Snelgrove

VICTORIAN AND CONSERVED: Kezia Hughes-Iznerowicz

SPRING: Aidan Matear

LARA, WHERE ARE YOU: Brian Lee

UNBROKEN CYCLE: Warren Jones

MISSED OPPORTUNITIES: Antoine Villesuzanne

LOVE: Eileen Earnshaw

BOXCAR 10: Gautama Ramesh

GEORGIA: Louise Ashton

THE MAST ON WINTER HILL: Gregory Allen

WRITER’S BLOCK: Jodie Richardson

Scripts

KANE’S COFFEE TUTORIAL: Luke Delaney

THE WINE: Luke Delaney

THE CARE HOME: Warren Lee Jones

DAFFODILS: Brian Lee

THE HUNTED: Dominique Thorpe

Prose

ALTERNATIVE JUSTICE: Bertrand Liang

ROUTINE: Carole Ogden

SAFETY MEASURES: Simon Holloway

SITTING ON A PARK BENCH: Jodie Richardson

SWAN SONG: Justin Lanata

DHARMA EXPRESS: Anthony Foster

THE CLOCK STRUCK ONE: Sarah-Clare Conlon

WISH YOU WERE HERE?: Sarah-Clare Conlon


 EDITOR – Louise Wilkes

Third year creative writing student. When she’s not stressing over The Bolton Review she’s talking about books on her blog The Halle-Lou-Jah Chorus.

ASSISTANT EDITOR – Emma Swiatek

Emma is a second year Creative Writing student at the University of Bolton aiming to graduate with her sanity still intact sometime in 2018.

 THE EDITORIAL TEAM

 Francesca Kerfoot

Gail Wright

Jeni Mills

EXECUTIVE EDITOR – Simon Holloway

Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Bolton. His latest novel, The Words We Use are Black and White, was published in autumn 2014.

 With special thanks to Amy Millar and Joshua Bower

COVER DESIGN – Louise Wilkes

© The Bolton Review, 2016

Editor’s Note

This has not been an easy task.

This is fine. People scoff at our Bachelors of Arts degrees and often tell us they’re worthless, that they were easier. Let them, because we know different. Heck, this issue for me, proves that they are wrong.  Creativity is hard and we do it very well at the University of Bolton.

Not one of the following works is the same and that is a triumph. Other places (and I know, I’ve been to enough of them), try to squash diversity in writing. They don’t like experimentation, they like to tell you what you can and can’t do and mould you into something else. Not here, no, here we are free to write about whatever or whoever we please and this issue proves that. I dare you to read ahead and find two voices that are the same.

Thank you to everyone who submitted, sorry I could not include you all. I hope whoever comes next has a much easier time than I did, but I doubt it, creativity is hard after all.

LW