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Scheherazade Conjoining (31)

Jay G. Ying

‘Thank any God, our emergency is celestially authorised’

New poetry by Jay G. Ying.

The novel

Jack Underwood

‘Only they don’t know / that this silence is what they yearn for.’

A new poem by Jack Underwood.

This time

Jack Underwood

‘I’m going to give them a linear sense of time, just one direction, all the way!’

A new poem by Jack Underwood.

Two Poems

Rachel Blau DuPlessis

‘A space between / the strata’d self, the wink of skin’

Two Poems

Valzhyna Mort

‘As a species I’m closest / to a screw / that loosens regularly.’

Three Poems

Elaine Kahn

‘I want to be more / than anything I want’


Raymond Antrobus

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

The Taste of the Feeling

Peter Mishler

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

Tasked with Designing the Vienna House

Ken Babstock

‘Sky of bright rust and / soapy aquamarine.’


Colin Herd

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

Windrush Reflections

Vahni Capildeo

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

Three Poems

Vi Khi Nao

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

Neoterics and the Field
(out of Callimachus)

John Kinsella

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