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The Blake Fellowship

Timothy Ogene

An excerpt from Seesaw by Timothy Ogene.

Two Poems

Niina Pollari

‘Compassion’ and ‘Urine Season’, two poems by Niina Pollari.

Donut County

Kate Lister Campbell

‘The fertility process is more like gambling than investment.’

Two women meet in an IVF clinic in this short story by Kate Lister Campbell.

Prologue

Eugene Lim

‘What was she ushering in and what was a grand program for which she was simply helpless agent?’

An excerpt from Search History by Eugene Lim.

Notes from an Island

Tove Jansson & Tuulikki Pieitilä

‘When we woke up, the whole ocean was full of broken ice.’

An excerpt from Notes from an Island, with artwork by Tuulikki Pietilä and memoir by Tove Jansson, translated by Thomas Teal.

Naomi

Sarah Hall

‘When I was eight, my mother died and Naomi arrived.’

An excerpt from Burntcoat by Sarah Hall.

In Conversation

Sarah Shin & Grace M. Cho

‘I’m drawn to the irrational because it has the potential to radicalise our senses.’

The authors discuss ghosts, transgenerational mourning and communal cooking.

Two Poems

Edmund Hardy

‘Feeling Real’ and ‘I Miss Myself / Shared Oranges’ by poet and filmmaker Edmund Hardy.

Two Poems

Radna Fabias

‘we welcome the applicant.’ Two poems by Radna Fabias translated by David Colmer.

Jean Betrays Memory

David Hayden

‘Beauty was a state of being blamed’

New fiction by David Hayden.

The Overspill

Elaine L. Wang

Elaine L. Wang remembers friendship, flag-raising ceremonies and class elections at elementary school in Beijing.

Oldladyvoice

Elisa Victoria

‘I hope I never have to miss a playdate for catechism.’

An excerpt from Oldladyvoice, translated from the Spanish by Charlotte Whittle.

Larger than an Orange

Lucy Burns

An excerpt from Larger than an Orange, a book by Lucy Burns about abortion.