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Bindweed Issue 8 is now available in print

Despite personal setbacks in 2018, Joseph Robert and I have managed to get Bindweed Magazine Issue 8 into print almost a year after the online publication schedule finished in April last year.


It’s finally here. Hurray!
The past year has been a whirlwind of going back to the dayjob after maternity leave, coping with a sick baby, moving house (again!) and a family bereavement on top of all that. The setbacks delayed our publication schedule, but true to the nature of the convolvulus weed itself, Bindweed Magazine has managed to bounce back from the brink…essentially I have kept our little zine going through tough times. So thanks for bearing with me and here we go:


Print copy via Lulu Publishing


There’s a 20% discount with the code TWENTY19 (case sensitive) before February 7th, I believe.


Hope you enjoy it!


Leilanie Stewart 🍃

Jemma O’Donovan – 1 poem



You wafted the thick fog of smoke

away from the space between us,

and in the same movement,

you beckoned me forwards.

Your feeble hands trembled

and you slurred an invitation

as whisky-filled blood pumped

throughout the body you inhabited.


I shuffled towards you in my slippers

and Saturday morning pyjamas

and you lifted me on to your lap,

your uneasy fingers digging into my ribs,

shaking under the weight

of someone who used to be a toddler.

The cocktail of whiskey and tea

embraced the both of us

while you embraced me,

your willowy arms and raised veins

holding on until you couldn’t anymore.




Jemma O’Donovan