Crystal Bennes

Simon Barraclough Sunspots 1200

Sunspots, a conversation via email

Sunspots is the latest poetry collection from Simon Barraclough, Poet in Residence at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory. Below Barraclough discusses the collection’s origins and ideas, and plenty more besides,…

Nain Persian rug

Multiverses 263-396: Another Worlds iz Possible

After John Bell, Momus, Heisenberg, Jonathan Swift, I Ching, Calvino, and Shrodinger   Multiverse 263 The Multiverse in which multiplication is always exponential across galaxies. For every status update posted…

Juan Fernando Herrán, Campo Santo, 2006

The Beast is not only the Tiger

The top floor of a modernist apartment block seems an unlikely location for the studio of an artist best-known for his engagement with botany. Nonetheless this is where we find…

LS Lowry, Going to the Match

Why You Shouldn’t Follow Poets on Twitter

Reading collaborations Between poet and poet I think           how does this work What do they do          how do they Talk to each other without Getting confused One of the poets…

Trevor Kiernander art studio

Trevor Kiernander

It wasn’t until he told me that I made the connection. I’m not sure whether I should tell you though. Whether it changes the experience of seeing too much. Knowing…

The Island

I. He covers my eyes with a blindfold of elderberries and makes me promise not to peek. He thrusts a lead in my hand and, with a clicking noise out…