The Wolfian Press Review

Wolfian Press Review, 2017

New from the Wolfian Press this year is the Wolfian Press Review 2017, the first of an annual publication celebrating some of the best authors and contributors we have worked with in recent years. Due to size constraints, we are unable to invite everyone whose work we have admired to submit to it, but hope that as it establishes itself over the coming years the Wolfian Press Review will be able to feature content by the vast majority of people whose work we have been proud to have published.

The Wolfian Press Review is a fascinating mixture of short and flash fiction, poetry, art features, history features, social commentary, charity features, and articles on writing and publishing.

Our premier edition for 2017 includes, amongst many others: historical articles by Gillian Mawson (on World War 2 evacuees) and Sarah Reay (on WW1 army chaplaincy); a feature by Brian G. Davies on Befriending as a volunteering charitable role; short stories by Michel Hersen, Rusty Gladdish and Swaroop Acharjee; poetry by Denny Marshall, Simon R Gladdish, Rose McConahy and Gary Beck; a major art feature on Swansea valley artist Lynnford Jones; flash fiction by Jerry Vilhotti; an article on his publishing journey by Steve McAuliffe; an article on writing by Charles M Fraser.

Some contributors feature in more than one category, though the list above only includes one of these as an example.

As a wholly new title, the Wolfian Press Review has a brand new masthead, designed by Violett Dragonlady. and incorporating the annual nature of the publication in the seasonal images flanking the wording. The cover photograph for the Wolfian Press Review, 2017, is by Michel Hersen, and was taken in Monument Valley, Arizona at the Teardrop Arch. The photograph features Fred Cly, a Navajo Indian Guide, and is used with his permission.


It is not possible to give profiles of all contributors to the Wolfian Press Review, 2017, but below is some information about the writers of some of the larger pieces we feature:-

Brian G. Davies

Brian G Davies lives in mid Wales and is the author of the poetry anthology A Fountain Stirred as well as numerous travelogue articles that have been published in the magazines Innovate and The Wolfian over the last few years. These include reports on holidays across Italy, to Turkey, North Wales, and to Devon.

Steve McAuliffe

Steve McAulife is the author of the poetry collection Thamesmead published by Purple Unicorn Media. A performed playwright and a lover of the poetry and ethos of William Blake, Steve McAuliffe has spent most of his adult life working with people who have been disenfranchised and marginalised from society. During this time he has developed a firm belief in the liberating power of creativity.

Gillian Mawson

Gillian Mawson has published three books on the history of evacuees during World War Two. These are available from The History Press, and are: Britain's Wartime Evacuees, Evacuees: Children's Lives, and Guernsey Evacuees. Her article on evacuee poetry, 'The Poetry of War - Evacuation in Britain', appeared in issue 9 of The Wolfian magazine in August 2016.

Michel Hersen

Michel Hersen is a clinical psychologist with some 400 papers, chapters, and books published. He also was Editor-in-Chief of 8 professional publications. He is currently a Field Contributor to Nature Photographer, with numerous travel essays published accompanied by landscape and wildlife photography. More recently he has been writing fiction based on his early days living in New York City. His work has been featured in issue 8 and issue 9 of The Wolfian magazine, and is forthcoming in issue 2 of AHF Magazine.

Violett Dragonlady

Violett Dragonlady is a poet and political commentator from a grass-roots perspective. Her work appeared in every edition of The Wolfian magazine. In addition to designing the masthead for the Wolfian Press Review, she also designed the logo and masthead for AHF Magazine.

Lynnford Jones

Lynnford Jones is an internationally-renowned abstract artist resident in the Swansea Valley. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and full details can be found on his website. Lynnford's artistic biography and examples of his large abstract works appeared in issue 7 of Innovate Magazine, published in September 2014, and the cover of the magazine, by Jed Dixon, was based on one of his paintings.


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