Catherine Norris exquisitely captures the intimate bodily nature of loss and joy, pleasure and pain across four poems. If in ‘Motion’ the memorable feelings of hurt and grief slip between tenses, then in ‘Oceanic’ pleasure unspools moment by moment, and the magical knowledge of life on earth expands star by star.
In Davina Quinlivan’s beautiful, elegiac poem a speaker attempts to recall and piece together childhood memories through the slipstream of images, characters and moments from films like Blade Runner and Mermaids.
In their new collection Machinations, Kinneson Lalor and JP Seabright take inspiration from Alan Turing and the world of artificial intelligence, creating poems that are conversations not only between two poets, but between poet and machine. Here, they share their experiences when working on the collection, along with some of the resulting poems.
Matwaala’s latest Poets of Colour series brings together four poets and one artist whose work explores the lands, rivers, culture and histories belonging to and inherited by contemporary Native Americans.
JP Seabright captures the excitement and ‘gay abandon’ of queer love in ‘Life’s A Butch’ and treats us to a selection of gorgeous visual poems and collages from their upcoming collection, An Attempt At Exhausting An Undergraduate Essay.