Preview poem by Paul Brooke from his collection of photographs and poems of the wildlife of Torres del Paine, Patagonia
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Poetry Showcase: ‘Stranger to Yourself’

Poetry showcase video by Tayler Walters and Natalia Elliot, with poems by John Barnie, Emma Baines and Matthew Jarvis

PUBLISHED ON: 07/10/21

CATEGORY: Poetry, Showcase video

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Say That My Illness Were a Fairy Child

Poem by Jenny Pagdin

PUBLISHED ON: 28/07/21

CATEGORY: Poetry

…and that for years I carried her unwittingly but when the pangs came for him she slipped out too, like a seal pup. Say I blew raspberries into her …

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Honeymoon

Poem by Roy Marshall

PUBLISHED ON: 22/07/21

CATEGORY: Poetry

Unexpected, that the woman at the car hire desk would hand us the wrong keys while she spoke to her mother on the phone; that the ring would slip my f …

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Under the Thumbs

Poem by Rob Miles

PUBLISHED ON: 22/07/21

CATEGORY: Poetry

Just above the water: my ten toes. A distinct arch in a hot heaven of foam. Both little toes particularly little, noticeably curled. The next equally …

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My Ancestors are Deader than your Ancestors

Poem by Hannah Linden

PUBLISHED ON: 22/07/21

CATEGORY: Poetry

 We are a family of murderers – we murder our dead, put them in deeper graves than most people do.   We don’t want our dead to talk. We don’t wan …

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Breathing is the Loudest Thing

Poem by Sophia Nicholson

PUBLISHED ON: 03/05/21

CATEGORY: Poetry

The clock crawls loudly to 6pm, so                     …

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The Little House

Poem about secrets and bereavement by Jodie Hollander

PUBLISHED ON: 01/04/21

CATEGORY: Poetry

The little house I visit in my dreams is not the same place where I was born; no, this place is much further from town in an unfamiliar neighbourhood …

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Skimming a Stone

A poem by Charlie Bird about relationship breakdown

PUBLISHED ON: 01/04/21

CATEGORY: Poetry

I am at the stony beach by the river with both sons. They are old enough not to be eating stones anymore. They have a net to fish for fish, and for st …

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Tutankhamun’s Wet Nurse Imagines Herself as the Goddess Nut

Poem about mythology, inequality, maternity and female power by Cheryl Pearson

PUBLISHED ON: 01/04/21

CATEGORY: Poetry

stars in my hair                   dragonflies padding each shoulder      a blue mole cuddles each toe           I hold two worlds together            …

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