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   I know you can see through my body, its soft little bones its heart-shrill rhythm I forget how astral everything is,   that my suffering is equivocal to my orchard, the number of orange fruits that exist   I love the way your beak is pierced with a thousand holes like a flute Each opening has a different sound, each sound is a secret   Phoenix, I tried to rip the skin off a snake instead of letting it moult I tried to block sunlight with my body save a fly from a swimming pool   I’ve tried to live my life in one breath Tried rebirth, reared myself to live quietly beside a shoal of wild demons   I trust I am a butterfly dreaming as a woman, the fact there are realized beings   Don’t tell Oaba, Baba joon about my drinking rainwater through dirt   About my opening the door to death like a boathouse That I am only water mixed with dust That we are just something rather than nothing That the world might persuade you of otherwise
Solo to bird phoenix

Poetry

February 2021

Eve Esfandiari Denney

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February 2021

From: Acheron

Freya Jackson

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February 2021

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January 2021

THREE POEMS

Luke Allan

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January 2021

  First winter in Iceland     Some mornings we’re woken by the sound of our neighbour sneezing. I...

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November 2020

Three Poems from The Rake

Tristram Fane Saunders

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November 2020

The Rake packs up his troubles in an old kit-bag and smiles, smiles, smiles   Holding things, I found,...

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October 2020

THREE POEMS

Inua Ellams

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October 2020

Fuck / Trees The White Review · Inua Ellams – ‘Fuck Trees’ Dego / Though we know it isn’t...

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September 2020

THREE POEMS

Cecilia Knapp

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September 2020

The White Review · Cecilia Knapp – ‘All My Ex Boyfriends Are Having A Dinner Party’ all my ex...

TWO POEMS

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August 2020

Khairani Barokka

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August 2020

The White Review · Khairani Barokka – survivor’s remorse, guilt city survivor’s remorse, guilt city (after wiji thukul, tr. eliza vitri handayani)   a...

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Issue No. 28

Three poems from issue 28

Sarah Barnsley

Valzhyna Mort

Kaleem Hawa

Poetry

Issue No. 28

Valzhyna Mort, ‘Music for Girl’s Voice and Bison’   Sarah Barnsley, ‘Virginia Woolf Has Fallen Over’   Kaleem Hawa,...

Poetry

June 2020

TWO POEMS

David Hawkins

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June 2020

  FIELD RECORDING   When you record the air, its soundings go boneward.    A small, ear-sized mushroom collapses...

Turkeys In Snow

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April 2020

Jory Mickelson

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April 2020

after Edward Hirsch   Some mornings when  he wakes, after sleep       sleep has wounded him   into wildness, he smiles      saying, “Let’s not talk...

 

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