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Poetry: I began to drown. by Gemma Weekes
Illustration by Leyla Reynolds … I began to drown. It will not be news to you … That the little mermaid is a black girl. If you’re honest … You knew this all along. Who else is made to sell … Her tongue for passage?
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In That Dream I Became A Stain In My Own House by Connor Frew: winner of the Writeabridge poetry competition 2017
In That Dream I Became A Stain In My Own House … I dreamt that I was bitten by venomous snakes … The first was a cottonmouth, In my living room … The second a black mamba, In my parents’ bedroom … In that dream I became a stain in my own house…
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That Summer by Aileen La Tourette: second prize in the Writeabridge poetry competition 2017
That Summer … We’re lucky we’re not stuck in sweaty New York City … like the fathers in their summer suits are every day … and the Fresh Air Fund kids in their giveway t-shirts … who come down in buses and never get to stay.
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'Daw' In The Snow by Alan Remfry
'Daw' In The Snow. A bird fell to earth. Black crack in the snow. Moving sharp. Moving slow. Beating out a sky torn track. It is still, like cold air. Coddled under a tree, hiding in a shallow scrape, of its own making. Black folds white, folds back. Pressed to the earth. Waiting.
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Petit Navire by Mehran Waheed
Il était un petit navire … Qui n’avait jamais navigué. Ohé! Ohé! (Traditional French children’s song) Petit Navire by  Mehran Waheed … Monsters hide beneath your jungle hair, itching to settle like … Migrant lice, refugee nits, Islamic ticks burrowed within your scalp. Mixed skin bubbles and bends.
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Letter to Uncle Sam by Saadat Hasan Manto
Letter to Uncle Sam by Saadat Hasan Manto … Saadat Hasan Manto was an Indo-Pakistani writer, playwright and author considered among the greatest writers of short stories in South Asian history.
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Green Eyed by Elisabeth Sennitt Clough
Green Eyed                                                                                                                              … Due to a genetic mutation which occurred 6,000-10,000 years ago,  all blue-eyed people share an ancestor  from the Caucasian region…
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Dogs Who Like Fish by Zillah Bowes
Dogs Who Like Fish … The football field in Siolim’s still green, hopeful after yesterday’s monsoon rain. Only the dogs are out, sleeping sideways … as if fallen in constellation from the sky … like storm drops.
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I keep trying to lose my body by Amaal Said
I keep trying to lose my body … I imagine the plates of food left uneaten, placed back on the counter … as soon as the kitchen had been emptied. She asked, ‘do you want to die?’ … I knew the right answer was ‘no’ … but my mouth was too dry.
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Israeli Summer by Janine Rich
Kaitz Israeli (Israeli Summer) -was the name of the movie marathon … playing on yes.vod that summer … The trailer played     constant … nostalgic music droning over images of … young, dark haired actresses.
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Five Minute Interview with Richard Scott
Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His poems have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies including Poetry Review, Poetry London, Swimmers, The Poetry of Sex (Penguin) and Butt Magazine.
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