She Is an Artist | Élyse Deering

She Is an Artist | Élyse Deering

"what a lovely painting you made girl, / but have you seen this man’s / portrait of his dog? / How that man must love love love his dog / you’re crying now? take a pill..."
Conquest, as Seen by the City | Ashley Deng

Conquest, as Seen by the City | Ashley Deng

"you call to me and demand / I let you enter, / past these walls and into my / streets, / words snarled out in a language / whose vocabulary is littered with remnants of / conquest..."
Atween the Wind an the Wa | John Aberdein

Atween the Wind an the Wa | John Aberdein

"Cranreuch cauld wis the tarmac bauld, / The gled i the laverock's sheddie; / Ah masel for the haar-tooteroo / Wis tuckt up in ma beddie..." John Aberdein's novels have won the Saltire First Book of the Year Award and the Scottish Arts Council Fiction of the Year Award.
A Reverie Through Stone | Deepanshi Matai

A Reverie Through Stone | Deepanshi Matai

"plain gold earrings: you never wore any others. i have a pair that looks exactly like yours. i never wear any others. sometimes when i hold these, it feels like you’re still here, standing behind me..."
Slum Clearances | Hannah Linden

Slum Clearances | Hannah Linden

"There were never no back-going / once it gone, it gone and no / point remembering something / no body for..." Hannah Linden's first home community in the North of the UK was demolished as part of a slum clearance programme.