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Rachel Smith: Breath:e / St(utter)

Graphite and printed letterpress  These works explore the idea of notating a reading process, using punctuation to: draw attention to the rhythm of breathing; notice the wrongly placed pauses; mark the occurrences of stuttering or stumbling while navigating an unfamiliar text. I am interested in visualising an embodied experience of reading; materialising routes through textsContinue reading “Rachel Smith: Breath:e / St(utter)”

Sue Burge: In Which I half-Hearted Aspire to Become an Urban Guerrilla or Rural Diva

The post has been, a small boxy pulsing thing and some fliers in languages I don’t speak. I am thick with flu, dressing-gown crusty with winter; I blear my way through a Japanese DVD “5cm a second” – this is the rate at which cherry blossoms fall. I drift and doze and dream my mum’sContinue reading “Sue Burge: In Which I half-Hearted Aspire to Become an Urban Guerrilla or Rural Diva”

Cathleen Allyn Conway: III

She tried to make the disaster-noise of water and wind.Could be breathable sky. Could be selfish water. No sonic mass remained in its passage, no sign of sounding.Worried for nothing. It failed, simply. The sea was a convent. Who could imagine the man behind the glass?Like watching tile. Like imploring air. The sun warmed theContinue reading “Cathleen Allyn Conway: III”

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”

Laura Lofts: excerpt from 22

hard core americanpink pom-pom super bowlhandfuls of bitch Laura Lofts Laura Lofts graduated with a BA in Classics from Oxford. She only writes poems under six lines.

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”


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