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(R.I.P. Derek Walcott: January 23, 1930 – March 17, 2017)Deep seas of yesteryears wash new froth on your home shores. Egrets, sea gulls, circle the ruddy skies waiting for perfect thermals to Rise — ripe air-currents — wingspans larger than civilizational...
Two fairytale poems from 'Mother Goose' by Bernard Gutteridge with a little twist, first published in The London Magazine in 1971.THE STEPMOTHERShe is like the Grimms And all that evergreen black forest Of all our childhoods Warned. The hair drawn back.The small...
Thank you so much to everyone who entered The London Magazine's Poetry Prize 2016. The standard of entries was extremely high but our judges, Rebecca Perry and Andrew McMillan, have made their choices and we are delighted to announce...

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