An elegy by Nick Laird for his father, Alastair Laird, who died this year of Covid-19.
THE STARS OF THE FAST & FURIOUS FRANCHISE HAVE A CLAUSE IN THEIR CONTRACTS THAT SAYS THEY CAN NEVER LOSE A FIGHT
‘Another spring, another sequel.’
A poem by Sasha Debevec-McKenney.
How Prayer Works
‘My brother and I hurried through sloppy postures of praise, quiet as the light pooling around us.’
A new poem by Kaveh Akbar.
‘When you wake up, / you will remember nothing of this.’
‘Curses’, ‘Familiar Ground’ and ‘Lions’ by Rae Armantrout.
Poetry from Tayi Tibble’s new collection Rangikura, available now from Victoria University Press.
Ladies! Be Your Own Grave
‘the slightly annoying and toxic / first green of spring’
A poem by Emily Skillings.
A new poem by Kayo Chingonyi from the forthcoming collection A Blood Condition.
‘I’m better now, & time spreads away / across the flood.’
Three new poems from Verity Spott.
‘a powerful blast ignited in their latest attempt to grow lives in the dirt of your online receipt, human blood carries all kinds of filigreed debris’
‘on our knees in bathrooms internationally / dependent on a disguise of sovereignty’