Now I am a tower of darkness | Jacket2

Walt Hunter writes for Jacket2 on Dave Lordan’s interview with Emma Penney about the modernist poet Freda Laughton . There are some Freda Laughton poems published on Poethead here.  The most interesting thing I read during a weekend of convalescence, under a March sun that seemed surprised at its own intensity, was this interview with Emma…

New Poetry By Lindsey Bellosa

Becoming a Woman   The first time: my underwear, stained and crumpled, squashed into our bathroom cupboard and I am paged to the nurses’ office at school where the nurse asks in hushed tone if something has happened— we have watched the videos and been shown the diagrams, and my mother has called the school,…

Poems from ‘Her Father’s Daughter’ by Nessa O’Mahony

Waiting Room   The rules for survival: don’t catch an eye on the first day, look away if their blank grief grazes over you.   If still here the next, permit a faint smile, a nod to a fellow traveller. But keep your space, don’t approach unless invited and only then with care.   Avoid…