Three Eggs by Mike Snelle
June 12, 2011 – 11:00 am | No Comment

The three eggs were the palest of blues, almost white, and were freckled unevenly with tiny brown specks. They were the most beautiful things Thomas had ever held in his hands. He had seen plenty …

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October 25, 2010 – 9:10 am | No Comment

The Southbank Centre’s biennial Poetry International festival, founded by Ted Hughes in 1967, is held over nine days and consists of readings, music, translation, new commissions, free events and innovative live performances. Poets from more …

April 8, 2010 – 1:48 pm | One Comment

By Sophie Klimt

Every year around Christmas Uncle Ike would show upon our doorstep, wheezingly drunk, with his sleeping bag on his shoulder. In the morning we would wander downstairs to the frying smell …

POETRY – Identical Fugitive Octopus by Annie Freud
October 1, 2009 – 6:57 am | No Comment

Identical Fugitive Octopus
He drove to the edge of the city and parked the Subaru
in a long street he remembered from previous visits.
Nothing had changed. The small shop that sold
lace collars and haberdashery was still there
and …

POETRY – Asking the Difficult Questions by David Briggs
March 9, 2009 – 7:04 am | No Comment

Asking the Difficult Questions
Just as he might break into the deserted house,
sidle crabwise the sag-sad doorframe,
retract a steadying hand from its splintered lintel;
as he might scuff up dust and dead spiders,
the browned, thinly-strewn newsprint;
bat the …

POETRY – Mojave by Rowyda Amin
March 5, 2009 – 7:06 am | No Comment
POETRY – Mojave by Rowyda Amin

They saw themselves walking toward themselves
over peacock-feather lakes that weren’t there,
but they or their reflections disappeared
within touching distance. Father got drunk
using up the booze from the cabin to piss
pleas for help in the sand, but …

POETRY – Topless Towers by John Clegg
March 1, 2009 – 6:10 am | No Comment

Topless Towers
I burnt my books decades before the rest,
showed up at night in empty lecture theatres
advertised as classes in forgetting.
According to instructions, I bin-bagged
the dead and piled them up on the corner
and though they were …