Monthly Archives: May 2015

My poem for Neil and Amanda’s issue of the New Statesman

ON TRANSNESS I knew when I was four. Girls were my team. Boys were the other side. Not as distress. Something I knew. Not yearning for the dress my best friend wore at parties. In a dream we danced and … Continue reading

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World Fantasy Award

31st May is the closing date for nominations for the World Fantasy Award, If you are attending Saratoga Springs or were at Washington or Brighton, you are entitled to nominate. The more people nominate, the less chance there is of … Continue reading

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Sad news

FOR TANITH Eyes blue as lapis, bright as chrysophase. Its flame-red feathers flicker as if flame bird keens high-flying, straining to proclaim. Mourning of course, but also passion praise. Black satin pillows for the Lord of Night that do not … Continue reading

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This is the big poem I didn’t feel like posting until after the election

WASTE for CB Dead buggered boy breath even if not true a rumour’s potent threat, gossip goes round ties wrists. There is no air beneath the ground where buried bodies lie. To me and you word comes as fear. What … Continue reading

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Sort of VE Day, sort of post election…

MEMORIAL Stone brass that lasts, not blood or ash or bone The rain corrodes but not for many years. It’s not the thing for which we shed our tears. The shot, the burned. It stands there on its own holding … Continue reading

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I’ve posted these before but….

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Just one tonight

CATULLUS 100 Loving as brothers, as is only meet. one loves a boy twin, other loves the girl. Verona's small-town smart set in a whirl! Caelius and Quintus – they are both quite sweet. But if I had to choose, … Continue reading

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