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If I Could Just Bring Myself

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February 2022

Simon Middleton

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February 2022

to run a damp cloth along every surface of that room, it could be different.   Instead I’m in the kitchen gathering all the...

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February 2022

The Old Justice

Fahad Al-Amoudi

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February 2022

My grandfather was a construction worker, a travel agent; I knew him as a sea-captain, wink like an eye-patch,...

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February 2022

‘Passport as freedom papers’ I

Sumia Juxun

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February 2022

(Title after a line from Momtaza Mehri’s poem ‘Mouthwash’).   ‘A home is only as safe as flesh’ –...

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February 2022

POPE JOAN AT FIFTEEN, DREAMING ON THE BOG, ASCENDS TO ANGELHOOD

Annie Hayter

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February 2022

Joan salted their stone kneecaps bathed a secret in the simmer of a reckless young head & brocaded shoulders...

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February 2022

Where My Body is Cactus

Prerana Kumar

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February 2022

for my sister   At least the supple mirage of sisterhood; a fleshy lap, a string of pulp-flowers in...

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February 2022

stuck

Sanah Ahsan

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February 2022

i made a mosque in the mouth of a white girl when i was seventeen deserted myself to worship...

Six Poems

News

February 2022

Natalie Perman

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February 2022

in a sheltered garden    in the business lounge the new state scientists invented for very hard things, men break into the heated pool....

Poetry

January 2022

Dust Sucker

Jen Calleja

Poetry

January 2022

 Dustsceawung (Old English): contemplation of the fact that dust used to be other things – the walls of...

Poetry

November 2021

Archaeology: Twelve Miniatures

Abdelfattah Kilito

TR. Clare Finburgh Delijani

TR. Marina Warner

Poetry

November 2021

Picture    Adam has just tasted the forbidden fruit; he’s bitten into the apple and he’s condemned to roll...

In the Chinese Ceramics Gallery

Poetry

October 2021

Sarah Howe

Poetry

October 2021

  Earthenware model of a horse, unglazed   I, too, am a survivor. My eroded coat dappled with lichen and stars. My spirited tail...

 

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