What We’re Looking For:
We’re interested in poetry that touches upon themes of difference: the sordid, the outlawed, the abject, the sinister, the uncanny; poems that map through words, states of alterity. Poems of translation, manipulation, intimacy, and atmosphere. Poems with jagged edges or poems with no edges at all. Poems that leave the page invigorated or destroyed.
We savour the immediacy of poetry and the connectivity that the poet brings to the reader in an intimate exchange.
The City The city fascinates and enables. It promises infinite opportunities, thrills and danger. It can be a space to hide, or a space in which to be seen. But if urban space is a host space – its experience one of transience – then how does intimacy survive/thrive in the city?
Rituals Do we create our own rituals incidentally? Or are they formed from a subconscious need for order in chaos?
The Body Simone de Beauvoir wrote: ‘The body is a situation’. And yet the body is also the boundary of the self…