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Lecture on Loneliness

Claire Schwartz

‘Only history makes her lonely, only after makes her first.’

A poem by Claire Schwartz.

Two Poems

Emily Berry

‘I do not see / the slow wheels in my blood turning, but / I ride them’

Two poems by Emily Berry.

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


‘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’