poetry

Scabies

  We holidayed through its incubation. Time spent with family, the large, extended swell of us, in a rented house by a winter sea. What we shared that Christmas would…

Painting of a Mouse, by Shibata Zeshin

Of a Mouse, To a Mouse

The clean pink two back feet he has have long toes almost like a bird’s. Unlike a bird’s, the tail, a draggled earthworm, limps behind his search. Head joined on…

Gao Qipei - Stag. Walters Art Museum

In Richmond Park

Here is the cusp of November colour: deer in a nicotine prairie. Trunks snaked by squirrels, clouds and crows over yellow and russet leaf-rag. On thin legs, bulbous-jointed like twiglets,…

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…

Rembrandt - The Philosopher in Meditation

Heliotrope

  For A.G.     The fire called the shadows in They rushed to occupy every perimeter Crowded the mantelpiece, jostled with sharp elbows Tore up the carpets and hung…

Garden of Eden

Animals are good to think [with]

Animals are good to think [with] – Claude Lévi-Strauss     To be in two minds, think amoeba. To sell tea, think chimp. To build your own beak, think owl….

Books of the Month

July 2019 June 2019 May 2019 Brilliant Absence Ross Hair Uniformbooks April 2019 Animalia Jean-Baptiste Del Amo Fitzcarraldo Editions March 2019 gathering Alec Finlay Hauser & Wirth February 2019 Meridian…

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…

Melanie K bubbles

100 poems in a day

On 22nd November 2013, Claire Trevien recklessly agreed to write 100 poems in a single day in order to raise money for Refuge. That’s more than she usually writes in…