‘Cegenated’ and other poems by Anora Mansour

‘Cegenated’ and other poems by Anora Mansour

Saturnian Girls Orbit of cramped pantaloons you offered painted blood as an apology my love. And I take it in turns to disavow the tureen of your torment — your stone soup its coagulated colours seared by Farsi tea and a spoonful of breast milk. You often fantasise about my forest path cries amongst the [...]

‘No Cure’ and other poems by Jean O’Brien

‘No Cure’ and other poems by Jean O’Brien

The Dreaming In my Dreamtime I was the lizard, skin smooth, yet scaled the contradictions of the Chameleon without the colour, for I had the colour of the rock grey, green warm and dry as the sand. My dance was the dance of perfect stillness. Reposed amongst the rocks only my darting tongue would betray [...]

‘Briar Notes’ and other poems by Marian Kilcoyne

‘Briar Notes’ and other poems by Marian Kilcoyne

  Spectre When I saw you, the earth went silent and the chattering birds sawed off their beaks. The breeze hushed and gulped into itself. If there was a cicada, it choked on a stone. The trees donned black tie and straightened up while the mouse, mole, and hedgehog died in their sleep. The fox [...]