Thick With Conviction - A Poetry Journal
thick with conviction a poetry journal

Ashley Bovan


In the blur of my thoughts
and the blur of people out there,
busy people, anonymous people,
a crack
in the time-track –


A welcome reunion.
A candied ballerina delicacy,
cheesily free and happy.
Do come see me, she hints,
Carmarthen Community Arts Centre,
Summer Season.
Maybe, she hints,
I’ll grant you an audience.

Yeah, like I ever could be so indifferent.
I cooled my hopes,
trusted fate,
trecked to Carmarthen –
I found her –

Ashley Bovan lives in Cardiff and is a masters student. He has been published in a score of magazines and online. Website -



Current Issue:
July 2010


Sandy Benitez
Ashley Bovan
Natalie Carpentieri
Robert Demaree
Taylor Graham
Seth Jani
Bill Roberts