Robert Cormack

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A great literary magazine full of terrific stories, poems and artwork.

A great literary magazine full of terrific stories, poems and artwork.

This is the latest issue of Rosebud Magazine (#69), marking my twenty-year relationship with publisher extraordinaire, Rod Clark. Twenty years, Rod, without a single disappointment or regret. This is a beautiful issue with artwork by Bruce Bodden throughout (really worth seeing), three poems by Ernest Hemingway, and the wonderful animated works of Rick Geary and P.S. Mueller. I've only started reading my copy but, God, it's good to see a literary journal showing amazing talent that anyone can enjoy (especially non-intellectuals like me). If you want a subscription to Rosebud, go to www.rsbd.net 

Believe me, it's worth every cent.

SWIMMING
IN AFGHANISTAN

By Robert Cormack

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Comments

Robert Cormack

2 years ago #7

Pascal Derrien

2 years ago #6

Looks like something I would like to read :-)

Robert Cormack

2 years ago #5

What's your email, Ken? I'll send you a pdf of the magazine.

Ken Boddie

2 years ago #4

Ken Boddie

2 years ago #3

Robert Cormack

2 years ago #2

Really? I thought it was www.rsbd.net. Rod still hasn't changed the cover (busy guy) but I'm sure issue #69 is there if you hit the Purchase icon. Let me know and I'll send you a PDF of the magazine.

Ken Boddie

2 years ago #1

I’d love to read your Afghan freestyle frolic, Rob, or is it a breaststroke banter, or perhaps a backstroke or butterfly blood-bath?  Either way, your link to Rosebud has died a death. Perhaps it encountered an IED on route from the publisher to beBee? 💣💥

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