'Legionary Ants', a new poem by Francis Webb

Francis Webb
Thursday, 21 April 2011

The world, the tranquil punctual gyroscope,
Is more or less at peace after her fashion,
Broad bowels work, creatures rejoice or mope,

... (read more)

'Holiday', a new poem by David Mortimer

David Mortimer
Thursday, 21 April 2011

the west coast of irish light
is inside everything and through everything
like the washing on the line, the pegs
the sky, the wind, this window, and your hands, your eyes

... (read more)

'This Version of Love' a poem by Dorothy Hewett

Dorothy Hewett
Tuesday, 12 April 2011

This Version of Love


'Openings', a new poem by Judith Bishop

Judith Bishop
Tuesday, 12 April 2011

I could say hello to things.
Theodore Roethke

The hand’s wave,
when it comes –

... (read more)

'Moonlight Sculptures', a new poem by Stephen Edgar

Stephen Edgar
Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Too hot and humid to do more than drowse
And slip – who knows how brief the interims? –
Into a chafed unconsciousness,

... (read more)

'Dreams and Artefacts', a new poem by Lisa Gorton

Lisa Gorton
Tuesday, 12 April 2011


Patiently, ticket by ticket, a soft-stepped crowd
advances into the mimic ship’s hull half-
sailed out of the foyer wall, as if advancing into
somebody else’s dream –

... (read more)

'Self-portrait at Sixty', a new poem by Tony Lintermans

Tony Lintermans
Tuesday, 12 April 2011

What am I? A crushed hominid.
A can of couscous, seeding.
A shudder of my former self, a
self-defrosting fridge. Good

... (read more)

'Humility, a new poem by Alex Skovron

Alex Skovron
Monday, 11 April 2011

For months Mozart has been so crucial I haven’t played him.
The winds, filibustering the house, have heard
the chimney crackle and the paint strain
while the old obsessions went ignored. What was the point?

... (read more)

'Smalltown Études', a new poem by Dan Disney

Dan Disney
Thursday, 24 March 2011

The sky is starling-filled granite, this open country
veneered with estates sudden as dark water rising. Main Street

clusters with pensioners

... (read more)

'At Rajkote', a new poem by Judith Beveridge

Judith Beveridge
Thursday, 24 March 2011

I had just walked out of the reeds at the confluence
of two rivers. Brown frogs stuck in my hair like gouts
of flung mud, my skin was whip-stitched, lacerated
with leeches. I was walking a path hazardous

... (read more)