Sequence: “Motherhood” and other poems by Laura Daly

The Leaking Breast Premature mother’s milk escapes my swollen breast Unapologetically heralding the other inside. ‘You’ll never be lonely again’ the inane distortion of the truth of never Occupying aloneness. Your body holds but a temporary occupier Once released your mind will be prostrate before them Forever. Simultaneous ecstasy and anguish. You will crave The […]

Un incontro / An encounter and other poems by Viviana Fiorentino, translated by Maria McManus

Poet’s Note These poems that I submitted are a part of my experience as a volunteer in an immigrant detention centre in Northern Ireland. They were written in Italian and translated into English by the poet Maria McManus. The English language versions appear beneath the poems.                    […]