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Three Poems

Christopher Soto

‘Instantaneous / Pleasure takes too // Long’

Poetry from Christopher Soto’s collection Diaries of a Terrorist.

Two Poems

Akwaeke Emezi

‘joseph uncle is ghost-quiet / the kind of man you can’t scream at’

Two poems by the author of Dear Senthuran.

Blue Room, Fake Blue Veins

Peter Scalpello

‘[left home rented a room / spinning with mould] it almost turned me / straight.’ A new poem by Peter Scalpello.

Beautiful Short Loser

Ocean Vuong

‘For as long as I can remember my body was a small town nightmare.’

A new poem by Ocean Vuong.

Lecture on Loneliness

Claire Schwartz

‘Only history makes her lonely, only after makes her first.’

A poem by Claire Schwartz.

Two Poems

Emily Berry

‘I do not see / the slow wheels in my blood turning, but / I ride them’

Two poems by Emily Berry.

The Yearner

Rachel Long

‘I stacked three pillows, made sure / my head was heavy with bills, wine’.

A poem by Rachel Long.

Letter by Letter

Claire Schwartz

‘The Archivist carries his mind / into each house.’

Prom Notes

Rachel Long

‘Till uni do us part.’

what if mary auntie called me on my birthday

Akwaeke Emezi

‘i buy my own selling / spiels, i mean them all, i am so bored’

Two Poems

Yanyi

‘A hotel being where we buy the right to stay still when no place will stay for us.’

Two poems by Yanyi.

Three Poems

Jana Prikryl

‘I struggled to put this into words as strong as my conviction, so what advice could I give you I said’

Three poems by Jana Prikryl.