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...

Poetry | I dreamed I stopped traffic by Rishi Dastidar

Rishi DastidarI dreamed I stopped traffic (for Lynsey, after Vance Packard) not in my Maidenform bra more's the pity,but rather with my attempt to be...

Poetry | Simon Armitage | Untitled

Simon ArmitageUntitled ~How will                the dawn arrive?                        ...

Poetry | Leonie Rushforth | Two poems from Deltas

Leonie RushforthAn Irishman flies in from New York to see Krapp’s Last Tape and falls asleep on someone’s shoulder Up in the steep dark, body...

Poetry | Michelle Penn | Retablo for blast glass

Michelle PennRetablo for blast glass Sentimentality is a sign of self- abnegation, he tells me and I think of trinitite: sand drawn into the fiery helmet of the burn,...

Poetry | Tamsin Hopkins | Grandfathers in Helium | Blue Ladder

Tamsin HopkinsGrandfathers in Helium It’s Spring. I decide to write a sad play called Grandfathers in Helium, about all four of my grandfathers. Because relatives tie...

Poetry | Three Poems by Tania Ganitsky (trans. Rosalind Harvey)

Tania Ganitsky (trans. Rosalind Harvey)Three Poems The first poem of the year tells of what I will touch: the unbudded leaves of the begonia, someone’s body as...

Poetry | On the Way Back by Alfredo Vanín Romero (trans....

Alfredo Vanín Romero (trans. Robin Myers)On the Way Back We traced the path in our bodies. It seemed to lead nowhere, but the hope endures...

Poetry | The cutting room by Yogesh Patel

Yogesh PatelThe cutting roomAfter dementia Psychological Continuity But for the edits.......Gran was trapped in the storylines.......broken & fragmented with grandpa directing the day’s set with props.... in chaos .......&...

Poetry | rainbow by Aoife Lyall

Aoife Lyallrainbow Dripping in dragon’s blood, vermillion, rosso corsa, I prise the lids off paint tins full of anxious amber, ginger, saffron. I use whatever I can find—...

Poetry | Margaret Corvid | Singing in the Dark Times

Margaret CorvidSinging in the Dark Times The following work is drawn from Singing in the Dark Times, the first full collection of poems by Margaret...

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