The Garden of Matisse By Lise Colas Just a space on a studio wall, a sway of shapes against dazzling white, your bold hands like rakes combing at seaweed, shaping colours from light, lucid patterns of ecstasy spill into a medusa ballet chasing the tail of a parakeet into a stab of pleasure cut out […]
Frieda Landau’s most recent poem to appear here was “All Hands on Deck” (June 2015) The Beginning of Forever By Frieda Landau A smile . . . a glance . . . a not so accidental touch of hands . . .
Austin Wallace’s most recent poem to appear here was “To a Friend” (July 2016) Treasure Hunt By Austin Wallace On my 17th birthday I remember you left me clues all over town because love should be fun not flat like champagne on New Year’s Day. You left me a message to look in my glove […]
Gary Priest’s most recent poem to appear here was “The Hill” (June 2016) Fresh Red Paint By Gary Priest Tragedy will hatch with an ominous crack from these manufactured eggs. Aborted fortune runs its slippery fingers, like unwanted attention across the skin. A half-life is smeared in tabloid black across your eyes like fresh cement. […]
Ilona Martonfi’s most recent poem to appear here was “Earth from a cellar” (July 2016) Die Fledermaus (the bat) By Ilona Martonfi In the noise, in the house, apa, father, nails the bat to a board. “A bat’s claws could catch in a girl’s hair,” he says. It was you who ran and told apa. Found the […]