Editorial: I Stayed Inside A Known City

Martha Sprackland ‘We just watched. A pandemic was always at the top of our national risk register – always – but when it came we just slowly watched. We could …

Editorial: Cathedral Thinking

Martha Sprackland One day a man of the people said to Zen Master Ikkyū: ‘Master, will you please write for me some maxims of the highest wisdom?’ Ikkyū immediately took his …

Domestic (commended poem: 2015 competition)

Glass as day-blooming flower, television as mortar shell. Television as volleyball against white sun. Sun as broken glass, in fragments, glass as crazy paving on street below. Power cord as …