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

Meet the Editors & Designer

Welcome to the first issue of the Canvas Arts Magazine!
Issue one introduces lots of poetry, prose, and art by students, staff, and locals, as well as two poems by visiting writer, Michael Anania, who came and read just before we were engulfed in a pandemic. We are beyond excited to be releasing the first issue to be enjoyed by Reading’s creative community. We are also very pleased to have some art and writing by alumni.

Issue one has been edited by third-year English Literature student Kitty Hawkins. The website designers for this issue have been Dean Thorn and Kate Stolyarova, who study Typography and Graphic Communication.

The Canvas team would like to thank Peter Robinson for his guidance and support in creating the magazine. This project could not have been published without his invaluable effort. Our thanks also to Eric Kindel who supervised and supported the designers as part of the Real Jobs scheme in the Typography & Graphic Communication department. Lastly, we would like to thank and congratulate the wonderful creatives who have sent their art and writing over to us.

If the work presented here inspires you to submit your own, please send it our way at Find out how to become part of the second issue by heading over to our submit section on the website.

That’s all from us at The Canvas. Enjoy!