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Issue # 4 May 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Andrea Pring was born in Northern Ireland and raised in England. She graduated from the University of Plymouth with a BSc in Ecology in 2002 and two years later from the University of Exeter with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. During her twenties she travelled to Australia and lived for several years in the US where she began to contemplate a career in writing. It wasn't until she developed the serious neuro-immune disease, myalgic encephalomyelitis in her late thirties and found herself housebound and often bedbound, that she began writing with gusto. Currently she is working on her first book of poems, To Die for My Art, a work that encapsulates the essence of nineteenth and twentieth century art and recreates its vitality in words.

Andrea Pring

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Poppy Field

the morning fanfare
peals along the mountain ridge.
tiny echos of ochre light
hemorrhage the trees.
as the rays meet the campo
an explosion of blood red.