Country: United Kingdom

Winter

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

Larksong

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

by Aonghas MacNeacail: after her labors  / see the year’s high tree / cast off her clothing 

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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