:: Poetry

Graduation & other poems published 12/10/2016

jacksonarn

for you my friend.
Don’t be bothered by
the Penguin Classics cover, ochers
of wit almost gone back to soil,
beasts lost in the flood or
survived but without tongues
or claws or feathers

New poetry by Jackson Arn.

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Bonarcotica & other poems published 05/10/2016

marenn

I say
you say
this lousy t-shirt is Hounslow
I’m floating with Piri piri Chicken.
It’s mother’s day and you ask about orphans.
Car sex
car sex.
There is only so much room in an attic
I tell you with
signs.

New poetry from Maren Nygård.

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from A FURTHER WITNESS published 26/09/2016

jr-5

into the
homeless state
the lines
of poets
move
not hardened yet
into belief
& other acts
of cruelty

New poetry from Jerome Rothenberg.

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John Berryman 1970s Interview Misheard & other poems published 23/09/2016

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John is very unwell.
Imagine the entire world drunk.
Every relative every stranger every tree in Alaska every tree in Germany every tree in Brazil drunk.
Every cob-web every bird every earth-worm every heave of every sea drunk.

There’s the innocence of an inside-out day-break.
The grease of his beard growing into his mouth.
He thinks he’s saying what he thinks he’s saying but is only hair mumbling.
He’s utterly compelling.

He’s got an inquisition raptoring up his spine.

New poetry by Paul Leyden.

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Through cellophane darkly & other poems published 14/09/2016

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Ketamine karoake
and her form is done.
You have to pay
to see

New visual poetry by Sarah James.

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Fridge qs and other poems published 09/09/2016

Muxx

Do you have a fridge in your car?

New visual and asemic poetry by Freya Harwood Bond.

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A + E and others poems published 03/09/2016

baylis

Broken into pieces by spies. Do you know my sister?
What is it you want with her? Amber spring showers.
Revolution is a recipe we can’t win. A hole haunts my bathtub of gin.
When I was a boy I pretended to drown every time
my pearly toe blue a swimming pool. I want to sigh a kite.
For the past three nights I’ve been sleeping in A + E.
Electricity has made a mess of me.

By Charlie Baylis.

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Love Affair with weather published 02/07/2016

Brown

         is that boring for you
                 so boring
         you needn’t know

so boring as to be so bent

*

you are welcome
             to stop reading
             this poem now
whoever you are

thanks

By Pam Brown.

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Five Poems on Britain Leaving Europe published 25/06/2016

A foot and mouth pig pyre,
where a farmer muttering.
the proximity of fire
to light his face.

You’ve a shock coming to you,
he says,
loads a rifle.

SJ Fowler‘s response to Brexit.

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An Elegy for England published 24/06/2016

Bone poised on a stone scarp tilted like an accusation
to the sky,
he sees first the seismic cracks, then Europe drift away.

Slowly he lifts a wing to peck and pull at a single feather,
holds it there
then watches it drop spinning down into the chosen abyss.

Ben Myers‘ poetic response to Brexit.

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