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Emily Berry

EMILY BERRY is the author of Stranger, Baby (2017) and Dear Boy (2013), both from Faber & Faber. She edits The Poetry Review. poems

Robert Dunsdon

            ROBERT DUNSDON lives near Oxford in the UK. His poetry and reviews have been widely published in both the UK and America.  

The Cycle of “Bomb”

“the war will be over in six days at most. /No reason the world should take longer /to destroy than to create” | by Neil Philip, Kijima Hajime, and Margaret Mitsutani

Idbury Morris

“Each footstep in the claggy soil pulls the / booted foot half out of his hip socket.” | by Neil Philip

Arthur Kayzakian 

Photo by Andy Smith ARTHUR KAYZAKIAN is the winner of the 2021 inaugural Black Lawrence Immigrant Writing Series for his collection, The Book of Redacted Paintings, which was also selected as a finalist for the 2021 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. He is the recipient of the 2023 creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment …

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by John Burnside: Imagine I loved you still and nights like these / were visitations,


by Douglas Dunn: A laverock in its house of air is singing / May morning, May morning, and its trills drift

The River

by John Glenday: This is the formula for the fall of things: / we come to a river we always knew we’d have to cross.

the year’s tree

“…her movement / when the sun starts to turn round / tiny song of unfolding” | by Aonghas MacNeacail

The Bridge over the Border

Here, I should surely think of home – my country and the neat steep town where I grew up: its banks of cloud, the winds and changing, stagey light, its bouts of surly, freezing rain, or failing that, the time the train stuck here half an hour. It was hot, for once. The engine seemed …

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Claire Cox

Born in Hong Kong, CLAIRE COX now lives and works in the UK. She is currently a part-time practice-based research student at Royal Holloway, University of London studying poetry and disaster. She was one of the three winning poets featured in Primers: Volume Five (Nine Arches Press, 2020), and has also won the 2020 Wigtown …

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Kate Clanchy

Poetry International 20/21
“The Bridge over the Border”