That Boy by Robert Nazarene

  He was patient as a dead bird. He perched on the ledge of bottom and rocked.  He was the missed flight. He was silence calmed down. He loved...

Catalogue of Minor Extinctions by Tyler Raso

i. labrador duck  Sitting at a disrespectful distance— ---------back where they came from—gets defensive when blinking (like only ---------shepherds have a right to). welcoming wreckage to its homeland by ---------sailboat...

I Don’t Live in a Mountainous Country by Talin Tahajian

We look up, & beyond the maple trees & the brick steeples with weathervane roosters, clouds billow as sleeping monsters. Not the sort of billowing that clouds...

Poetry | Cold Call by Joe Dunthorne

Joe Dunthorne Cold 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 | Ice House Love by Natalie Shaw

Natalie Shaw Ice 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 | Margaret Corvid | Singing in the Dark Times

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

2016 by James Stradner

The clouds have swum down from the sky and rolled onto their backs in the streets, begging for someone to rub their fluffy bellies A day...

Poetry | Silence by Yirama Castaño Güiza (trans. Christina MacSweeney)

Yirama Castaño Güiza (trans. Christina MacSweeney) Silence ‘Each photograph leaves a trail of silence’ Trika, Brazilian documentary photographer The rain has filtered through the cracks, like droplets of...

Flash Fiction | Never Fall For That by Rebecca Lilly

"Clarify your intent," — Lama Chopra, our meditation teacher, rang the bell for us to sit — "the Reaper was once an old friend." My...

Real Life by Suzannah Evans

The producers decided things were getting slow so I caught you with Arabella at the charity regatta, delivered a flute of strawberry champagne to your blazer, a...

Interview | Raymond Antrobus

Raymond Antrobus is a poet, educator, curator, editor and investigator of missing sounds, who is a founding member of Chill Pill as well as the Keats...

Lifesaving by Wes Lee

Lifesaving They don’t do it anymore, breathe into the mouth to save. We had learnt it reluctantly, lined up beside a recumbent dummy, waiting to take our turn to...

Archive | Poetry | Rin Ishigaki

Known in Japan as the 'bank clerk poet', with her work frequently featuring in the bank newsletter where she was employed, Ishigaki's poetry stretches...

Two Poems by Sean Borodale

Response to Finding a Fossil at Writhlington Coal Batches: A Fossil (a Fern) on Writhlington Batches Re-Take (Pt.II) Time not as we know it but another time...

Poetry | Joan Brossa | Six Poems (El saltamartí)

Joan Brossa El saltamartí / The Tumbler Joan Brossa creates distilled excitement. He is both wise and wild. His poems are surreal and matter-of-fact, playful and...

Review | The Neighbourhood by Hannah Lowe

Hannah Lowe’s fourth chapbook, The Neighbourhood, begins with a winding dotted line that travels from the first to the second page. The image continues...

Poetry | just dessert by Jack Houston

Jack Houston just dessert   it was then that they reached across the table & jammed a finger into the firm swirl of my custard & digit glistening withdrew to lick that index slowly & purposefully clean while I stared down & watched their knuckle’s circumference smoothly ooze...

Poetry | Hidden Time by Alan Zhukovski

They live inside the warmth of typing fingers, inside the ghostly glass of hidden years you wanted to implant inside this week. The doors and windows to...

His Bottom Lip by Rachel Long

Clitoral, like finding a small, hidden part of myself in someone else. Nerve-wet, fleshy - for a white guy, and stained between life-lines with red wine gone black. Only this...

Five Bullets for Sabeen Mahmud by Manash Bhattacharjee

“Is it tomorrow, or just the end of time?” ~ Jimi Hendrix, Purple Haze Sabeen had a list of crimes to her name – She ran a...

Poetry | Shop Local by Serena Alagappan

Serena Alagappan Shop 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...

Extract | The Leaflets by Ferdous Sadat

The following poem is taken from the anthology Tales of Two Londons: Stories from a Fractured City, ed. Claire Armitstead, Arcadia Books, London, 2019. Ferdous...

The London Magazine Podcast | Episode 4 | A Discovery of...

We were recently contacted by Reverend Christian Mitchell of the church of Heathfield in rural Sussex, who had made a remarkable discovery. In one...

Poetry | Abel as Cain by Camille Ralphs

Camille Ralphs Abel 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...

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