So this is the last pick from our special guest editor, Clive Birnie of Burning Eye Books - thanks Clive! We promise that he saw all submissions fully anonymised, so it is just a testament to the consistency of his editorial tastes that he chose poems by two poets from the Burning Eye stable! This … Continue reading Written when freshly moved… by Jemima Foxtrot
In selecting this short prose-poem by Sara Hirsch, our guest editor Clive Birnie says "another editor once said to me that it can be the smallest detail in a poem that makes it stand out. Here, that detail is 'a little plastic voice'." 13 Wallside The first time we visit it is vacant except for … Continue reading 13 Wallside by Sara Hirsch
Welcome to this edition of Celebrating Change, kicking off our short season of poems about 'changing home', selected by very special guest editor Clive Birnie. Clive is founder and editor at award-winning independent press, Burning Eye. He's also an artist and a writer of poetry and prose, with an interest in experimental forms using blackout, … Continue reading Three poems by Jane Burn
I'm delighted to announce the last of our three guest editors - Clive Birnie of Burning Eye Books! He's given a lot of thought to what aspects of change, and of poetry, he'd most like to see from all you fab writers out there, and he says this: I am interested in the effect of … Continue reading Call-out for poetry submissions!
Fairy Rings Gentrification is a game We have to play But cannot win. We move in mushroom fairy rings: The unsafe neighbourhood becomes The OK neighbourhood becomes The cool neighbourhood becomes Unaffordable. We spores settle where we can Move when we’re starved out. We know we change each place But we cannot change … Continue reading Fairy Rings by Hannah Chutzpah