The Elm Tree by Peter O’Neill

The Elm Tree by Peter O’Neill   64 pages   Paperback   Lapwing Publications, 2014 Available at link The structure of Peter O’Neill’s The Elm Tree (Lapwing Publications, 2014) is quite interesting. The contents page is divided into five sections, each section is actually the name of a full poetry collection. Thus, the reader is…

The Little Elections by Kevin Higgins

The Little Elections after The League of Gentlemen Unlike all other candidates, I’m very much in favour of dog shit; have it with everything; am especially fond of the sort produced by frightened Rottweilers. I have the energy, enthusiasm and necessary sexual appetite to properly service the people behind doors I’m knocking on locally. I’m…

Opening

Opening A black feather From her Black feather tree Sways down She has spread Her red and blacks out For carrion lovers Lace their moons with trawling nets Bird-pecked crabbed and sweet apple Windfalls Roll them into grass Bamboo worms a curve into flared ground Black feather sways down Through dream To this waking place…