“Slice” and other poems by Umang Kalra

“Slice” and other poems by Umang Kalra

How To Run Away slowly pry away every hand that wields the nails that dig into your skin, crisscross scratches shaped into dry throats and the taste of dust glistening through humid, hot, sickening summer air sinking into your bones   use your fingers, use your words, unravel the knots that hold your feet in [...]

A celebration of women’s poetry for International Women’s Day 2017

A celebration of women’s poetry for International Women’s Day 2017

Featured image from "The Infinite Body Of Sensation" by Salma Caller Salma Ahmad Caller is an artist and a hybrid of cultures and faiths. She is drawn to hybrid and ornamental forms, and to how the body expresses itself in the mind to create an embodied ‘image’. UK based, she was born in Iraq to [...]

“Foraois Bháistí” and other poems by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

“Foraois Bháistí” and other poems by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Foraois Bháistí   I mbreacsholas na maidine, leagaim uaim an scuab nuair a aimsím radharc nach bhfacthas cheana   ag dealramh ar an mballa: fuinneog úr snoite as solas, líonta le duilleog-dhamhsa. Múnlaíonn géaga crainn   lasmuigh na gathanna gréine d’fhonn cruthanna dubha a chur ag damhsa ar an mballa fúthu, an duilliúr ina chlúmh [...]

‘Cleaving a Puzzle-Tree’ and other poems by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

‘Cleaving a Puzzle-Tree’ and other poems by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Cleaving a Puzzle-Tree   1.   I didn’t see my grandmother’s tree in Chile, araucaria araucana, though they grow tall there and are many. I must have walked under them every day, tripped over their seeds, but I didn’t think of her, oceans away, standing in a square of green, raking leaves around her monkey [...]

A Celebration of Irish Women Poets on Bloomsday 2014

Eleanor Hooker The Fall   Oh she bared her soul alright; it fell from a star cloud Reigned by Canis Major. They knew it was authentic, It whimpered like an unknown set loose inside a crowd Of urban predators: fierce curs and savage sceptics That roamed in packs. A few select gave shelter in The [...]