A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2017.

secrets

by Natalie Perman

secrets
are
sticky rice
packages
tied with coarse string.

they sit in red stomachs
swallowed in black
pulsing lungs
under a yellow gravestone.

The Poetry Society was founded in 1909 to promote “a more general recognition and appreciation of poetry”.  Since then, it has grown into one of Britain’s most dynamic arts organisations, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally.  Today it has more than 4000 members worldwide and publishes The Poetry Review.

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