‘Ungraceful, the heart boinks: / drugged, suspended, spiderwebbed – ’
Four poems by Katie Farris.
‘Most of us these days are dead or on autopilot / As for the wolves – they thrive’
Two poems by Claudine Toutoungi.
‘you gotta see this truck that ignored the height sign / on the underpass and now it’s lodged like an overlarge pill’
A poem by Nathalie Shapero.
‘Like the way George / Michael filled his jeans. Mothers like a man who can / fill his jeans.’
A poem by K Patrick.
‘Our snapped-off shadows / made a simple shape / one within the other like / a folded napkin’
Poetry by Will Harris.
‘Tell me now what it is that dies, gasping for another world in my hand.’
Two poems by Lee Kathryn Hodge.
An Excerpt from sky doc
‘Once upon a time when suicide was a thought / folded inside a thought’
Poetry by Joe Carrick-Varty.
‘I often see myself thrusting into soft clouds, hallucinating.’
Two poems from Chia-Lun Chang’s debut poetry collection Prescribee.
‘A faint resentment paints / the spiral staircase walls / blue all over again’
Two poems from Anthony (Vahni) Capildeo’s work-in-progress Gentle Housework of the Sacrifice.
‘One morning time trips a reel / and I’m confronted with / the object I will become / carpentered for eternity.’
An extract from John Freeman’sWind, Trees.
Three poems from Cecilia Knapp’s poetry collection, Peach Pig.
‘At the silk museum, / the silkworms crumpled themselves in baskets, / lazy and dazed in the spoils of mulberry.’
A poem by Sally Wen Mao.
‘In the blowy wet distance a yew, shivering.’
An excerpt from England’s Green by Zaffar Kunial.