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Essays & Reviews
Poetry & Prose
The Sky Has a Body
"The sky has a body—it blushes, coughs with smoke..."
"Hozier disobeys and disrupts orthodoxy through its own language..."
"found this old dress that madness of velvet overdraft..."
Disposable photos: transience and analogue rituals
"with every ‘revolt against mourning’, every disposable camera flash, every giddy notes app paragraph, we keep Larkin’s prophecy true..."
Eat the Pear!
"The mathematician, economist, and philosopher Ramsey wrote once that ‘what we can’t say, we can’t say, and we can’t whistle it either'..."
So Long, Idalou!
"We’re driving down Cinderella Hill when your knuckles start bleeding. The wisteria is in bloom..."
On Jesus Green
"the river looked like worked glass today with a solid surface two inches down so that, if you wanted, you could walk along it..."
Elegy (Ash Trees)
"Just above the river, there is an ash plantation where the trees stand in a perfect grid formation and are dying..."
Anna Chandler de Waal
nothing - but this
"the world falters -a graceless stutter- and dissolves..."
the vortex man
"it’s like this: you know the guy rides his bike round the centre of cam all day all like speaker in a plastic bag..."
"I suddenly remember that last year my father planted three saplings in his garden, each one standing for one of his three sons..."
"Where can we begin but a lack of clarity?..."
‘Am I trying to disappear?’: Self-Fashioning in the Works of Francesca Woodman and Phoebe Stuckes
"A 1940s movie star glows against a black background. Her hair is loose around her shoulders but still holds the curve of..."
Living in a Fairy Tale World
"At first, the Hansel and Gretel of my childhood stay firmly on the beaten track..."
The Traveller in Residence: Maeve Brennan's New York
"An Irishwoman, two Americans, and five French teenagers walk into a bar, sit at separate tables, eat, and leave..."
The Validity of the Merger: Notes on Rothko in Isolation
"Before he began to create the large-scale geometric ‘colour fields’ for which he’s best known, Mark Rothko tried out a variety of styles.."
"dad, i follow your footsteps through the fen, dragging past the cotton grass, slipping on the scree..."