so you want to talk about the ap*calypse

By April Egan

Commended, Poetry and Political Language Challenge

the end times in numbers: 4 horsemen  1 cancelled judgement day  1 giant rip through the sky  1 ocean brimming with plastic  1 people at risk remember self-care!                                pumice from the endless eruptions is                                effective on dry arms. steaming pyres                                also have a cleansing effect on skin,                                if you have any left. have a blackout  […]

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By Anna Gilmore Heezen

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020

⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎⁎ All the slow summer long……………………£9.99 I have been living……………………………£6.90 in a glass jar of anxiety……………………..£16.90 and dreading…………………………………£7.68 a day in August………………………………£6.57 when a devious envelope……………………£12.90 with a barbed paper tongue………………….£3.76 will slither through the door…………………£2.46 to determine my fate…………………………£6.83 with only a few………………………………£5.80 letters: grades that might……………………..£5.45 be as sharp as blades………………………….£9.90 or as […]

The Leshan Giant Buddha

By Leandra Li

A top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2020

After Marilyn Chin step   step   step   to   the   giant   Buddha made   with   the   blood   of   three   generations and    the   eyes   of   the   monk   Hai   Tong made   to   calm   the   turbulent   waters so   that   the   ships   could   sail   smoothly make   your   sacrifices   to   the   Buddha because   nothing   comes   without   a   price step   step   step   to  […]