Sarah James is a poet, fiction writer, journalist and photographer currently based in Worcestershire U.K.. Winner of the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine 2020, Overton Poetry Prize 2020 and CP Aware Award Prize for Poetry 2021, Sarah’s pamphlet Ten Lines or More Than Just Love Notes and a collection Blood Sugar, Sex, Magic are forthcoming in 2021. She is editor at V. Press. Recent books include: How to Grow Matches (Against the Grain Press, 2018) Lampshades & Glass Rivers (Loughborough University, 2016) PLENTY-FISH (Nine Arches Press, 2015) The Magnetic Diaries (Knives Forks And Spoons Press, 2015) and Be[yond] (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press, 2013)
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By Henry Walters
We followed her in, a stray, the fattest & first, the temple cat./ In a niche by the altar she crouches, watches them come: the/ mad parade we’d wanted, this troupe of heretics — the ass,/ alpaca, gyrfalcon — unbroken line of celebrants, creatures ...
By Ksenia Rychtycka
Mother comes to me as I’m making honey cake, / measuring out sugar then whipping eggs. / Never mind that Mother left this earth / eighteen months earlier...
By Rimas Uzgiris
The trolley bus won’t go. / Its reins have fallen from the wires.
By Maryann Corbett
I miss things: swooping, diving, passionate voices/ in several African tongues, so far beyond me/ they might as well have beamed from the constellations.
By Pui Ying Wong
Here’s the river I stepped in more than twice.// I can’t see them but I know the boats/ are going by in the sturdy fog...
By R L Swihart
And now you explore the hidden pockets and come up/ with a City Guide (in English) you picked up in Amsterdam./ Why did I keep that? Where were we going? But she’s/ not there to answer