Poetry | Two Poems by Ioannis Kalkounos

Ioannis KalkounosTwo Poems   THE DROWNED WEATHERMAN Who let him in the television studio to read old forecasts from his skin – waves leaking from his pocket? Somewhere, his...

Poetry | Men you can’t pay by Rowan Lyster

Rowan LysterMen you can’t pay  No matter how you insist, we’ll thumb our beards, mumble groundwardswouldn’t dream of it love until in return for the iron railswe’ve...

Poetry | Archway by Nicholas Hogg

Nicholas HoggArchwayI've seen the dead rise from Archway Station, stunned at the rain on the road, the pigeons and the people. The silent, powered bikes, that...

Poetry | The Cricket Test by James Davey

James DaveyThe Cricket Test  Luton Town & Indians Cricket Club              – Ameek, India-Luton          “A large proportion of Britain’s Asian population fail to pass           the...

Poetry | The Secret of Flight by Richard Lambert

Richard LambertThe Secret of Flight  We drove out with the light in a box and placed it in the centre of a field of long grass;...

Poetry | Evacuees by Caroline Smith

Caroline SmithEvacuees  Everything is told as it’s always been: the half-moon marks made by the agitated horses backing across the cobbled yard. The blacksmith, still irritably wading over in his...

Poetry | Two Poems by Michaela Coplen

Michaela CoplenTwo PoemsBUGMy mother came home with her uniform on and a line where the hat creased her forehead. When she saw that the wall...

Archive | Rights of Passage by Edward Kamau Brathwaite

Edward Kamau BrathwaiteRights of Passage  The following piece by Barbadian poet and historian Edward Kamau Brathwaite was first published in the November 1966 issue of...

Poetry | Tristan’s Visit to Iseult by Patricia McCarthy

Patricia McCarthyTristan’s Visit to Iseult  I am coming over sea-mountains with skins of longings and sights of untellable things for your cauldrons.The distant thunder is my precursor, warning...

Poetry | Missing Europe by Greta Bellamacina

Greta BellamacinaMissing Europe  I made up our bed, a clean wedding thought I would find you in it. Thought we had the same eroding mouths when you...

Archive | Berck-Plage by Sylvia Plath

Sylvia PlathBerck-Plage   Sylvia Plath's poem 'Berck-Plage' appears in the June 1963 edition of The London Magazine, edited by Alan Ross. Born in 1932, Sylvia Plath...

Poetry | Abel as Cain by Camille Ralphs

Camille RalphsAbel as Cain  Black light: restless and backless, roiling night. Too legion raging tempests’ testy sound Bounds, over boundless hours, coils of ground; Too soon the noonday...

Poetry | Two Poems by Andrew Wells

Andrew WellsTwo Poemsgoldfish poemeach corner laid bare like – see all corners laid before me – of what/ of the great big blue / what kind of I am...

Poetry | Two Poems by Jasmine Gray

Jasmine GrayTwo Poems  decorativeyour vulnerability is that you are a joke you know you are a bruised peach you can pinpoint the date and time it all...

Archive | The Fox by Adrian Mitchell

Adrian MitchellThe Fox A prolific poet whose verse tackled social injustice, nuclear disarmament, racism and violence, and was often declaimed at political demonstrations, Adrian Mitchell's...

Poetry | Two Poems from Limbic by Peter Scalpello

Peter ScalpelloTwo Poems from Limbic The following poems are from Peter Scalpello's collection Limbic, published by Cipher Press. The collection explores masculinity, queer joy, chemsex,...

Poetry | All Fools Day & Mischief by Frank Dullaghan

Frank DullaghanAll Fools Day & Mischief  All Fools DayIt’s an old joke – send a fool on a fruitless errand – a dozen cock eggs, a pound...

Poetry | Natural Tuning Green Dusk for Dreams by Aaron Fagan

Aaron Fagan Natural Tuning Green Dusk for Dreams  Nothing exciting ever happens here because I fear I’m dead when I close my closed eyes As one who may...

Poetry | just dessert by Jack Houston

Jack Houstonjust dessert  it was then that they reachedacross the table & jammeda finger into the firmswirl of my custard& digit glistening withdrewto lick that indexslowly & purposefullyclean while I stareddown & watchedtheir knuckle’s circumferencesmoothly ooze...

Poetry | Ice House Love by Natalie Shaw

Natalie ShawIce House Love He rather liked the ice house No, he was already a little in love with the ice house No, even before they had been...

Poetry | Shop Local by Serena Alagappan

Serena AlagappanShop Local  the stone pine is local, but a blueberry plant sprouts rampant: the wife takes to it with shears; she doesn’t mind the bees.her...

Poetry | A Newer Wilderness by Nicola Healey

Nicola HealeyA Newer Wilderness ‘But Light a newer Wilderness / My Wilderness has made –’ – Emily Dickinson There is a world that must lie, always, just beneath and...

Poetry | A Winter Morning by Dmitry Blizniuk

Dmitry Blizniuk (trans. Sergey Gerasimov)A Winter Morning a winter morning is like a crumpled cigarette the tobacco is spilled out the sidewalk is strewn with sand the color...

Poetry | Cold Call by Joe Dunthorne

Joe DunthorneCold Call  It looks like you've recently been in an accident involving an opaque body of water, is that right? And you never received compensation, is...

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