Poem of the Month

On this page we present our Poem of the Month.  If you have a poem you wish to be considered please contact us.  To read a poem in the list below, which has the most recent ones first, just click on the title or the ‘Read More’ link.

August 2014 – Iain Sinclair

Iain Sinclair

 

fr o m F l a i r ’ s G r a v e , p a r t X I

 

Gordon Brown plants tree in Kenyan slum

we’re not the Mail we could stretch …

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July 2014 – Sarah Gonnet

Sarah Gonnet

Endless

 

I hurt

But sometimes I smile

As if the whole thing is some horrible

Joke

 

A joke

That burns my eyelids

So that I have to see the awful all

Always

 

For always

I …

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June 2014 – Wendy Young

OOT (ONLY WAY I’LL CAPITALISE ON POETRY) (One of Them)

 

I came from wet soil and mown grass

Peat that was leaves and hewn rocks

To a small school in off white

Falling down socks

To a youth club …

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May 2014 – Mario Petrucci

Mario Petrucci
what  rinses
above &
beyond itself these
low-down torrents from

princely cloud bordered slate
that darken stone &
turn

lawn
to fluid yet wash
blueness whiter to relearn white with

blue can co-exist each firming honing
the other …

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April 2014 – Claire McLaughlin

Claire McLaughlin has been a mentee for several years, so long in fact – due to printing delays – that I felt she really deserved two poems. ‘The Reappearance’ appeared itself in Obsessed With Pipework earlier this year, so I could hardly resist the operational pun. Her debut Collection Remembering Blue is due out with SP this year.

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