Tawnya Renelle: Uist documentation

Tawnya Renelle Dr. Tawnya Selene Renelle is an experimental writer and creative writing educator from Bellingham, Washington in the USA. She currently lives in Glasgow, Scotland where she has completed her DFA in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. In May 2019 she published her poetry collection this exquisite corpse with Calenture Press. Tawnya is theContinue reading “Tawnya Renelle: Uist documentation”

Simon Maddrell: Haiku Patches for Nigel

Simon Maddrell Simon Maddrell was born in Douglas, Isle of Man in 1965 and brought up in Bolton, Lancashire, UK. He lived in London for 20 years and moved to Brighton & Hove in 2020. Simon explores existence through the lens of living as a queer Manx man, thriving with HIV. His debut chapbook Throatbone was publishedContinue reading “Simon Maddrell: Haiku Patches for Nigel”

Laura Varnam: The King is Dead [Watch this Space]

Laura Varnam Laura Varnam is the Lecturer in Old and Middle English Literature at University College, Oxford. Her poetry is inspired by the medieval texts that she teaches, in particular the Old English epic Beowulf. Her poetry has been published in Atrium, Acropolis Journal, Crow of Minerva, Dreich, Green Ink Poetry, Ink Sweat & Tears, TheContinue reading “Laura Varnam: The King is Dead [Watch this Space]”

Petra Kamula: Volcano Season

Petra Kamula Petra Kamula is a poet, writer and creative director based between Indonesia, England and Australia. Her work has appeared in a number of magazines including Poetry Review, Magma, Poetry Wales and Under the Radar. She received the Malcolm Bradbury award upon graduating from the MA in Poetry at the University of East Anglia. HerContinue reading “Petra Kamula: Volcano Season”

Charlie Baylis: a poem in three colours

three green witches walking three green witches walking through green mistthree green witches walking naked over beachesthree green witches walking rings of jade on ring fingers blue-green mint and basil leavesmidnight under moonlightthe man on the moon dropping dreams into the water the branches have rhythm: sway within themthree green witches walkingi pick out dahliasContinue reading “Charlie Baylis: a poem in three colours”

CAConrad: 54 Shard, 55 Shard, 56 Shard

CAConrad CAConrad has been working with the ancient technologies of poetry and ritual since 1975. Theirnew book is AMANDA PARADISE: Resurrect Extinct Vibration (Wave Books, 2021). They receiveda Creative Capital grant, a Pew Fellowship, a Lambda Literary Award, and a Believer MagazineBook Award. Their play The Obituary Show was made into a film in 2022Continue reading “CAConrad: 54 Shard, 55 Shard, 56 Shard”

Can you support ‘streetcake’?

We caught up with Nikki Dudley of streetcake magazine to find out more about the magazine’s Crowdfund campaign: “Experimental magazine, streetcake has not been given ACE funding for its writing prize this year but we would still love to celebrate experimental/innovative writing with some workshops in the UK and online, plus an anthology of amazingContinue reading “Can you support ‘streetcake’?”

Imogen Reid: Text(ile)

Each image is made by utilizing chance interventions such as misprints and misalignments, along with techniques such as overprinting, cutting, turning, erasing, and repeating, as a means by which to rearrange the components of a printed page of writing. Individual letters, punctuation marks, white spaces, gaps, numerical digits, and marks made during human interaction withContinue reading “Imogen Reid: Text(ile)”

Katherine Collins: The Bacchant Woman is a Painting

Bunches of grapes for earrings bunched up bedsheets twistedclenched in a bunch of knuckles sore like haemorrhoids shamefulbunch of grapes (an awkward side effect of pregnancy) wobblyglobules, droplets from each lobe make blotches on her nakedbreasts with nipples painted over is that modest, women, allbut cover faces if hers is covered it’s with arches archedContinue reading “Katherine Collins: The Bacchant Woman is a Painting”