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About gobbet

gobbet is a literary magazine dedicated to publishing the very best experimental poetry and prose. Intellectual perversity and explorations of dark themes are positively encouraged. We are only interested in work that is progressively experimental. We want to see risks, and we want to see them pay. No previously published work. Prose should not be longer than 1000 words. There are always exceptions. Send 3-5 poems. Include a short bio. Send submissions to gobbetmag@hotmail.co.uk Work will be published every 5-10 days. We also intend to publish anthologies of selected work published in gobbet. We will do our best to reply promptly. Most submissions will receive a decision within a month.

Glen Armstrong – 1 poem

  A Few Simple Ground Rules having been wearied out for many years with offering vain, idle, visionary thoughts, and at length utterly despairing of success, I fortunately fell upon this proposal   ­            ­– Dr. Jonathan Swift   … Continue reading

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David Roden – prose

  IN THE COUNTRY OF THE BROKEN  U Mod The soul can be held or trapped in a tree. This is because it was never in your mouth. You were always defined by results. Perhaps this joke can be appreciated … Continue reading

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Matt Bialer – 1 poem

  DARK FENCE 4, 256 satellites in orbit But there is one That has been In orbit the longest And nobody knows Who launched it Nobody knows Appears some nights Some nights it doesn’t Black Knight Satellite An oracle in … Continue reading

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Sheldon Lee Compton – prose

  In the Tendaguru Beds I worked in this middle of nowhere place made of one color and no water, no water stubborn as a forty-day flood in reverse. Made of one color upon one color, one shade of brown … Continue reading

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Christopher Barnes – 5 poems

  Lord Byron Steam Cleans The Mattress There’s not a joy          illin’ after being x-filed When the glow             of harmony slumps antsy into dreary moods ‘Tis not on youth’s        goat heaven to fillet upright promises But the tender               crinkly eyes … Continue reading

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Aurora Linnea – 3 poems

  THERE ARE NO WHOLE BODIES AT THE PIG FARM  THE VANISHED PIG WOMEN RETURN NOT AS WHOLE BODIES BUT PARTS:     THE PIGS, THE WOOD CHIPPER, THE FREEZERS THE PALE YELLOW COMPLEXION OF THE PIG WOMEN A FAINT DEPOSIT PADDING … Continue reading

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AE Reiff – prose

  Eating ISusan There is a highway right round earth that divides the ley lines north and south. It is the McDowell Gateway where a hundred pieces of Isis poison the world. Our tale tells how one night THE neighborhoods … Continue reading

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