“Lost” and other poems by Olivia McGill

Anatomy of Love Your hands quiver along the dead roses of the embossed armchair, its towering sides, pillars to the underworld. You spend your days here, an old spectator of trawlers and rust, spilt oil and empty stomachs, pilothouse lights shine miniature homesteads on concrete. I was the first child to soften your world, your [...]

‘Two Wooden Bowls’ and other poems by Mila Kette

River My conscience is fluid. I am river. I flow between sandy shores, embrace swimmers and suicides alike, boats and birds, gazing eyes. The bellies of boats touch my surface, cut through my body. I kiss lost ribbons brought to me by seagulls; I hear their chatter, know their secrets. The wind sings me verses [...]

Billy Mills reviews ‘bind’ at Elliptical Movements

Billy Mills reviews ‘bind’ at Elliptical Movements

Christine Murray is well-known as a champion of women poets via her Poethead blog and the Fired! project. It would be all too easy for this activity to obscure the fact that Murray is a poet in her own right, and on the evidence of bind: a waking book that would be a real pity. [...]

“You Really think I wanted him” and other poems by Melvina King

“You Really think I wanted him” and other poems by Melvina King

You really think I wanted him You've heard the American accent slip from my tongue and I can bet I know what you want to talk about before you ask why I wanted Trump, so you can bask in your feelings of politically superiority take a look at me don’t just focus on my accent [...]

The North, Issue 61 (January 2019)

Now I am a Tower of Darkness As a child I knew How, beyond the lamp’s circuit, Lay the shadow of the shadow Of this darkness,   Waiting with an arctic kiss In the well of the staircase, Ready to drape the bed with visions No eyelids can vanquish.    Now I am a Tower [...]