“mia council casa es tu council casa” and other poems by Ali Whitelock

“mia council casa es tu council casa” and other poems by Ali Whitelock

i am the sea that january. prestwick beach. the sea heaves. swallows herself down like cough syrup in thick slow gulps. we’d sat on this rock just two days before, both of us with our backs to the world staring out across and into the thickness. i counted a thousand and one seagulls that day [...]

‘Anchoress’ and other poems by Julie Sampson

‘Anchoress’ and other poems by Julie Sampson

  A Woman is About to Break 'Leave yr streams for to come hether/make haste say have noe delay here that's above the weather/A flower of May is prung today' Gaps in the hedge beside the silent river and round the corner Tawstock's Tudor gatehouse birth- frames the canal to another world; left behind plane [...]