July 21, 2021

POEM OF THE MONTH – RASH by Tamsin Hopkins

Poetry: You have a rash on your back. / I think I’m supposed to tell you, / but while you’re asleep I take a picture of your skin
July 14, 2021

ANDY by Ogu Nnachi

Poetry: Andy scoots past Woolworths and The Amhurst/ dazzles grey building blocks / roller skates tops / of brown brick walls...
July 7, 2021

ADULTHOOD by Paul Stephenson

Poetry: You wonder if this is how Tom Ripley felt...
June 23, 2021

WOMAN by Anastasia Velounias

Poetry: This country breeds men as dogs, / Barking and barking, / Waiting for their next attack...
June 17, 2021

Review: Thinking With Trees by Jason Allen-Paisant

Review: Thinking with trees by Jason Allen-Paisant
June 16, 2021

THE CORONA PRINCE By Daniel Hinds

Poetry: By now, you must have heard his legends. / You abide in his empire. / In the kingdom of the rising star / He rose from a small bowl of hot bat soup...
June 9, 2021

A LITTLE PERSONAL ETERNITY By Sarah Barr

Poetry: The house dreams of white doves on its roof, / remembers a time of coal fires in hearths...
May 26, 2021

HOW TO FEEL A SENSE OF RELIEF AND/OR JOY… By George Parker

Poetry: Let a house plant with little leaves dehydrate...
May 19, 2021

THE GREEN DEVIL: three carbon-neutral poems by Noah Birksted-Breen

Poetry: I always like to do what I cannot do...
May 12, 2021

FISSURE by Val Whitlock

Poetry: If you could slit the black, sucked-in skin, / you’d find her there, alone in a chasmic closet.
April 28, 2021

POEM OF THE MONTH: BOY IN VARIOUS POSES by Lewis Buxton

Poetry: A Boy Runs / out of his lungs like they are a coat held by a parent at a school gate...
April 21, 2021

A WEEK IN A DAY by Anna Kirwin

Poetry: Promise explodes from her gossamer wings as she crosses the threshold...
April 14, 2021

VOICE HABITATS by YUSTI HERRERA

Poetry: I turned my father into a hotel...
April 7, 2021

THREE POEMS by Michelle Penn

Poetry: birds haunt the train tracks / and the doors beyond doors
April 1, 2021

Review: TWO NEW PAMPHLETS FROM VERVE POETRY PRESS

Review: Tree by Natalie Whittaker and Where I’d Watch Plastic Trees Not Grow by Hannah Hodgson.
March 24, 2021

POEM OF THE MONTH: FLIGHT OF THE DANDELION by Meng Qiu

Poetry: Feathers dropped by angel wings / light and soft as in your dreams
March 17, 2021

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A NATIVE BIRD by Samuel Coe

Poetry: Is there such a thing as a native bird? / Those original fair weather friends of / Early morning song, emigrants of winter...
March 11, 2021

SMALL PRESS FOCUS: Live Canon

Poetry Editor Lawrence Illsley interviews Director of Live Canon Dr Helen Eastman and showcases winning poems from the Live Canon Collection Competition
March 10, 2021

MI O VUKU (A VUK NA VRATA) by Megan Pattie

Poetry: The house is quiet. / I admire my sharp nails. / I have been invoking wolves.
March 3, 2021

CUPID’S CHAPTER by Lucy Cundill

Poetry: hello, my name is cupid and i eat the heartache — out of people for a living