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Poetry Pages · 1d ago

Three poems from Stephen Claughton

  Anomia   Even the words for ordinary, everyday things are failing you now like old labels that come unstuck and get muddled beyond recall. I do my best to help you, as together we puzzle o...
Poetry Pages · 4d ago

Best of British: An anthology of poems about Great Britain – Paper Swans Press

The idea for this anthology – a poetic exploration of all things connected with the UK – was born in a different era, pre-Brexit vote and in a time when the Great British Bake-Off was still ...
Poetry Pages · 1w ago

Two poems from Stephen Daniels’ forthcoming pamphlet, Tell mistakes I love them

One hand on the steering wheel ) the screen sprung with light the vibrate function alerted with each chant was the message missing a colon or was it your way of telling me that this was clos...
Poetry Pages · 1W ago

Following footsteps by Lesley Burt

  Following footsteps   Sudden – the mother’s death – she wobbles takes to wearing the old lady’s shoes keeps them soled and heeled, polishes over scuffs, wraps in soft scarves nestles them ...
Poetry Pages · 1W ago

Binsted Arts Poetry Competition Closing Date: 20-Mar-17

As part of the 2017 Binsted Arts Festival there will be a reading in Binsted Church (BN18 0LL) of prizewinning and commended poems with a commentary by judge Clare Best on Saturday 10 June, ...
Poetry Pages · 2W ago

Two poems from Neil Elder

In Our Path There wasn’t anything more we could do – the kitten noosed by orange wire lay dead against the works where a team had fixed a leaking pipe. Before we lay it beneath leaves in a p...
Poetry Pages · 2W ago

What Little Girls Are Made Of by Charlotte Eichler

  What Little Girls Are Made Of   She brushes through web into grimy, tangled light. Spiders drop spread-legged from the roof like stars, landing on tomatoes. Greenfly bloom along stems – sh...
Poetry Pages · 3W ago

Fence by Kerry Darbishire

  Fence   The cold eats in moans through the slow march – a solitary line of spent ammunition across peat-land. Margins stripped wire-thin rust and stoop a quadrangle of pines and on downhil...
Poetry Pages · 3W ago

Sheepgoat by Elizabeth Gibson

Sheepgoat For the Chinese, you are one being when it comes to birth years. They don’t care who went to heaven and who went to hell. And I understand. You are not evil; the thought of it is r...
Poetry Pages · 3W ago

Kent and Sussex Poetry Society – calling all locals!!!

Join us!! Poetry has never been more important. It is only £15 per year and for that you get to come to our monthly stanza events with the top poets in the UK and beyond, access to our month...