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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.

Two Poems

Alycia Pirmohamed

‘I encounter the first woman / by encountering my own face in the river. / Two bodies alike, one drenched / in inheritance.’ Two poems by Alycia Pirmohamed

In Conversation

Will Alexander & James Goodwin

‘I may have mentioned this at a prior time but there are around 250,000 words in the English language, yet within the utilitarian scale they seem consumed according to advertising and profit.’

Two Poems

Padraig Regan

‘Would / the apple be concerned / if I said it was not an apple’

Two Poems

Lee Young-ju

‘All I do is write in my sickbed diary. It’s been a while since I’ve done anything else.’ Two poems by Lee Young-ju translated by Jae Kim.

Three Poems

Eric Amling

‘They have friends everywhere / They have the iffy look of people that are free.’ Three poems by Eric Amling

Three Poems

Fiona Benson

‘She offered herself in return / for her decimated town.’

‘Oarsman on the Drowning of Nisus’s Daughter Scylla’, ‘Pasiphaë on Her Granddaughter, Apemosyne’ and ‘The Chimp House’ by Fiona Benson.