POEM Christopher Cornwell

NWR Issue 113

Clay Poetry


The mourning moon is out

In a ditch
A grimoire struck
in the gutter water
gilded with moonstrike.
Fragments like
sherd, potsherd
base and rim,
messages from bottles
pots tops or bases.

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Christopher Cornwell is a poet, originally hailing from Cambridgeshire, who now lives and studies in Swansea. His work has been featured in The Lonely Crowd and Wales Arts Review for whom he has also contributed criticism and commentary. He has edited The Lampeter Review and is the current editor of newly founded online magazine, The Gull. His work is rooted in verbal experimentation, blending avant-garde aesthetics with striking Imagism. His first collection, Ergasy will be published by the Lonely Press this spring.


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