Poem

'After a Girl Goes Missing', a new poem by Caitlin Maling

Caitlin Maling
26 August 2014

The pots are still dropped and pulled at 4 am,
but no-one fishes near seal rock for weeks, out where the shadows
of sharks and seals are interchangeable.

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'you forgot your mother’s face', a new poem by Oscar Schwartz

Oscar Schwartz
26 August 2014

in the presence of a photo of
your mother, aged twenty three
her hands folded and covered in glitter
her hair long and black

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'The Invigilator', a new poem by Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage
23 July 2014

A quiet night in the square,
taxis parked with their side-lights on
and engines cut, drivers
muttering under a fuzzy streetlamp.

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'Photograph – Mekong Delta, 1965', a new poem by Katherine Gallagher

Katherine Gallagher
23 July 2014

The woman’s hands
are tied behind her back –

her hands are not allowed
to speak for her.
The interrogator lays his More

'The Bluetongue as an Answer to the Anxiety of Reputation', a new poem by Andy Kissane

Andy Kissane
23 July 2014

Three bluetongues reside in our steep bush garden
of sandstone ledges and the stumps of fallen trees.
One is content to doze under a rock while around her
everyone c More

'Happenings', a new poem by Alamgir Hashmi

Alamgir Hashmi
28 May 2014

Her mother remembers how in the end
she died of third-degree burns from a kitchen fire,
and she can’t get over it, the cup of tea
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'Roman bridges', a new poem by Simon West

Simon West
28 May 2014

The springing point was where they took off from,
where the impost, set on good footings,
joined the arch and assured its leap and span
of water’s bei More

'White Cyclamen', a new poem by Jennifer Maiden

Jennifer Maiden
28 May 2014

Nothing is whiter,
like clouds with the sun inside them.
Nothing is smoother,
like clouds and the moon beside them.

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‘City Lights: San Francisco’, a new poem by Eileen Chong

Eileen Chong
28 May 2014

I was reading a poem in that upstairs sunlit room
when I looked up and thought I s More

'Walking Off', a new poem by Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock
29 April 2014

Take the Dasslers, for example: even with
a buggy and two horses they were walking –
leaving it all, turning their backs, quitting

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