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Featured Poet

Ruth Aylett

Celeste Aida And Other poems

Celeste Aida  The rain falls with blunt determinationbut there’s a sun behind the flat white skywhose intangible glow glosses the wet pebble edgingand in-your-face green bushesoutside the rehabilitation ward. Wetness blood-gouts the stiff red roses,  that are not allowed inside in case they harbour infection. You liked those when I wheeled you roundonly yesterday, in a windtoo cold …

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Poets and Writers

Strike

strike The farmers held Dead rats in their mouths, Wearing green loin clothes Hiding what is left of their pride. They sit in the capital city Waiting for some eyes to open, They sit for days Unblinking at the cold. Far away in distant lands Their crops have withered in the heat. Their children look …

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New Poetry

House Work Since January stole my tongue and tied it into knots, the house has become a blank verse. My hands repeat a cleaning rhyme in every stanza, I pack metaphors into drawers, layer them on shelves in the hot press among folded towels. Sparkling saucepans, spilling stolen poetry, hang from the freshly-painted bracket over …

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4 poems by featured poet, Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon

Ceinwen E Cariad Haydon: Ceinwen lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and writes short stories and poetry. She has been published in web magazines and in print anthologies. She graduated with an MA in Creative Writing from Newcastle University in 2017. . . Merci   With your tongue, like that. Starlings chattered in the yard, gentle …

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Faith Atuhumuze – the food aid chain

Faith lives and writes in Uganda. Her work has appeared in poetry anthologies such as “imagine. explore. create. inspire.” and “the alphabet soup poetry anthology” and has also been featured on literary websites the likes of Tangled Routes. Her works revolve around the themes of rural living and vulnerability, hunger, migration, othered-ness and on a …

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