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Raymond Antrobus | Interview

Raymond Antrobus

‘That is what capital L literature is in some ways, a conversation with the ghosts all around us.’

An interview with the 2019 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year.

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The Taste of the Feeling

Peter Mishler

‘Shy yet contemptible object / in an unleaking vial collected.’

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Fanciphobia

Colin Herd

‘I wear my fear around me / I fan it out on my pillow’

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Windrush Reflections

Vahni Capildeo

‘It is not informational, it is / not a blameshift, it is not / all-lives-matter top down and sideways blank.’

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Three Poems

Vi Khi Nao

‘To unfriend the refrain of sorrow / One must break the ribcage of a city’

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Neoterics and the Field
(out of Callimachus)

John Kinsella

‘This oven this earth as dust this water we watch vanish and ancient’

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Four Poems

Crispin Best

‘i feel good like a person / holding flowers on a train / feels dumb’

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we are seen by the world / what must be seen

Nisha Ramayya

‘oh dirty feet blood-clotter / oh grease monkey clod-hopper / oh cloud-devourer spit’

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Three Poems

Chus Pato

‘you alone sit down at that table / facing the houses you tried to inhabit’
Translated from the Galician by Erín Moure.

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Three Poems

Anthony Anaxagorou

‘we are born / to a siren and the wail of each other’

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From This End of Sadness

Peter Gizzi

‘I did not understand / the code that held / me to the world.’

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Two Poems

Heather Christle

‘I am asking in case it happens, / because anything can and even does.’