Issue 1 index

Meet the Editors & Designers


Rhys Shanahan

Rice Paper
Damon Young

Hopkins & Hallam
Note from Naomi Lebens

Before I go I have to say...
Kate Pursglove

Some Other Where
Steven Matthews

Weekend Poems: Breakfast
Eleanor Burleigh

Aged 7
Jean Watkins

Childhood & Plastic People
Zeng Chen

Street Scene
Peter Robinson

A Martian Writes
Michael Hutchinson

The Tarot Reading of The Fool

Stop Making Sense & Bla bla bla
Jenna Fox

Fringe Festival
Claire Dyer

When you have hope of life returning, this
Kate Noakes

Broadwood 7362
Gill Learner

A Drop in the Ocean
Lindsey Jones

Pitch of Ghosts
Vic Pickup

23rd February 2021
Kitty Hawkins

The Sofa
Tara Bermingham

Trophies on a Windowsill? & Still (monetizing) Life
Laura Rozamunda

Good to know perhaps, but nothing to be done
Kate Noakes

Heading Out
Michael Anania

The Threshold
David Brauner

Hannah Lily

Park Recollection
Liam Anslow-Sucevic

Rhianna Bryon

Ephemerality of the World
Salma Haque

The August Elvis Died
Gill Learner

Michael Anania

Hit Me Gently
Daisy Dickens

Fringe Festival

Gulls fly hard into the wind
near the fishing huts, laughing

with the joy of it.
Benches line up along the front –

‘Lady Faversham’, ‘Baggott & Son,’
wife, mother, father, friend.

We stop to buy kippers, sprats.
Walking on the pebbles is

like walking through rivers and
the sea breathes its giant lung

ceaselessly, the sun in each cresting
wave glowing like a marble glows.

At The Brudenell, a barman
from Bucharest uses the word bezel

to describe the edge of an iPad
and later, you and I stand on Crag Path,

pick a handful of stars that
tickle our palms as we tuck

them into our coats. Look,
you say, pointing to the ocean,

the moon’s a fingernail clipping
and its light is chalky on the water.

Biography: Claire Dyer’s poetry collections are published by Two Rivers Press, her novels by Quercus and The Dome Press. Her latest novel, 'The Significant Others of Odie May' was published by Matador in 2021. She has curated Reading's Poets’ Café for the past five years, teaches creative writing and runs Fresh Eyes, an editorial and critiquing service. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London and is a regular contributor on BBC Radio Berkshire. Her website is:

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