A Quiet Place in the Country: a poem by Daniel Bennett

23 April 2017 // Poetry

No place, really. A wooded drive past a pond filmed with algae, the house hunkering down like a cat sleepily watching what it might decide is prey. Wild ivy marrs orange brick, paint splits over damp wood. What life looks to such a place for repose? What repose is there? Perhaps, in summer, homebrew will […]

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Afterwards: a poem by Will Burns

31 March 2017 // Poetry

My mother’s last days were the end of a winter that had become only rolling blackout into blackout— a time I had no hold on. All news held a kind of dread but ours, when it came, felt like coming to. A dimness in an old room, a sense of certain things in absence. Two […]

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Call For Submissions: Corbel Stone Press Contemporary Poetry Series

27 March 2017 // Poetry

In 2017, Corbel Stone Press began publishing a series of small, limited edition pamphlets that explore our relationship with the natural world. They are seeking the finest contemporary nature poetry that specifically engages with the themes of language, myth, the sacred, sentience, death, and regeneration. So far they have published two of the booklets, featuring […]

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Glass As Broken Glass

21 March 2017 // Poetry

Glass As Broken Glass by Martha Sprackland (Rack Press, stapled paperback, 16 pages. Out now and available here.) Review by Sophie McKeand In Glass As Broken Glass Martha Sprackland’s poems thrum with a delicate fragility. These are words that push gently at life’s fissures to reveal a quiet understanding of the splintered and fragmented nature […]

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Caught by the River and Neu! Reekie! present: Where Are We Now?

14 March 2017 // Events //Poetry

Artwork designed and created by Nick Hand THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Following the success of our sold out evening at the Horse Hospital last month, we’re delighted to announce that we’re teaming up with our Scottish brothers and sisters Neu! Reekie! to put on their first ever London event. Where Are We Now? takes […]

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