Poems

John F. Buckley & Martin Ott's 'Doppeldanger'

John F. Buckley & Martin Ott
17 January 2014
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Lucy Dougan's 'Your Paintings'

Lucy Dougan
28 November 2013

More and more I live with your paintings
or more precisely the moment
you first saw them and chose them:
the red bird sitting in
the round of its glade;
the woman who has become
a train trip and a forest
as if her memory were a strip of film
containing both.

The man who helped you choose the paintings
had a name th ... More

Anthony Lynch's 'Crying on Cue'

Anthony Lynch
28 November 2013

True Stories: Babes in Hollywood, directed by Dan Sturman and Dylan Nelson (2011)

An American wannabe child star
told the workshop of his still-born
brother. How his mother had said
the lost one, endlessly cast in a silent
movie, looked just like himself.
Niagara broke over the boy’s
cheeks. The fat ... More

Felicity Plunkett's 'Yellow'

Felicity Plunkett
27 November 2013
Yellow-1 ... More

Kangaroo Scientists of the Nineteenth Century

Michael Farrell
27 November 2013

In their crucibles they attempt a new kind of tea
every day, usually through a combination of
Methods, such as the fox method, the hydrangea
method and the sunlight method this is a colour-
Determined method in effect, though efforts are
Made to avoid repeating any method on consecutive
days another of their efforts has gone into producing
A quietness spray to ... More

Paula Bohince's 'Descending Geese at Katada'

Paula Bohince
27 November 2013

As flown from orange sunset, over mountain-
shaded sea, at eventide. As boats
are drawn in, sails begin to undress, or arrive anxious,
fully bare-masted. Fishermen navigate reeds
that signal harbour,
and the homecoming emotions enlarge.
Water holds blueness not much longer. Death
will costume it in its colour, ... More

Dan Disney's 'Exile'

Dan Disney
31 October 2013
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Anthony Lawrence's 'The Fishhouse Review'

Anthony Lawrence
31 October 2013
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A. Frances Johnson's 'Soar'

A. Frances Johnson
31 October 2013
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'Laugh' by Thomas Shapcott

Thomas Shapcott
27 September 2013

What is it about laughter that makes us lift
As if the burden might be gone or the weight
Be somehow alleviated? Laughter is just noise.

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