“Wormhole Kiss” and other poems by Patricia Walsh

Dead to Cliché An apocryphal stain, hanging around classes Gulping up refreshments in a bold eye Windows of opportunity shun entitlement A rainy reason cuts across the sky. Terror pervades the burning opportunity To declare oneself fit for purpose Relief after paperwork and a spell’s decorum Bureaucratic selves taunting the figure. Not to be disturbed, [...]

“Sequence in Green” and other poems by Gillian Prew

Sequence in Green (i) breaths Like in lights/breaths the woodwind song meets the trees. A green growth/ a rush of roots/ birds. Summer-swell/the flowered edges of day breaking. (ii) buds Hills of green shadow and butter-gorse. The dead made of dry stalks with all their buds inside them. (iii) bones Green lifts and stitches-in Perfumes/ [...]

‘I wanted to tell you, but there was no time’ and other poems by Csilla Toldy

Kitchen   With hot chilli in my eyes I read between the lines, a coded message of noises: A child’s scream sheathed in wind blasts,   gashes through the cracks. The mandalay porcelain clock, riveting, ticks between my shoulder blades. I carry my life like a snail.   The fridge sighs, a boiler roars into [...]

Sequences — (After Francis Bacon) by Michael McAloran

Sequences -- (After Francis Bacon)   2...meat unto collapse/ stead lapse/ the lung’s abort in headless barrage the head is/ traces the/ meat’s sarcophagus is the light surrounding/ the forms that bind the subject-object/being in this from onset’s claim/ the stripping down of/ in gradual of irreversible/ meat does not climb it cannot/ it/ blind [...]

‘The Elm Tree’ by Peter O’Neill

The Elm Tree by Peter O'Neill   64 pages   Paperback   Lapwing Publications, 2014 Available at link The structure of Peter O’Neill’s The Elm Tree (Lapwing Publications, 2014) is quite interesting. The contents page is divided into five sections, each section is actually the name of a full poetry collection. Thus, the reader is [...]