Personal Platform

Personal Platform: ‘Anorexia’

I was only twelve. I was overwhelmed. And it’s a story that we know all too well: of the little girl who learns to hate herself because of what she […]

Personal Platform: A Trio Of Poems.

“Student Jobs” You blink once and you’re Already saying goodbyes, Leaving your badge, Having your last free beer, Walking away from the job You thought you hated – And here […]

Personal Platform: ‘Caged Woman No More.’

My cage gapes wide open at the door Never have I ventured outside my confinement before What strange sentiments churn at my core My heart palpitates for more- Than the […]

Tormented – A Poem About Eating Disorders.

I’m a war unto myself, gambling away my health, Raging mood swings, feeling faint as my head swims- From lack of food An empty void occupies my tummy; my days […]

The House Upon the Hill

Once upon a lonely hill, There stood a house with painted doors, A box beneath the window sill, A view across the moors.   I made a promise once to […]

Clasina Maria Hoornik

I remember when the boatman found you Floating In the Schelde, And plucked you out as if you were A Clump Of damp black hair, Knotted around a shallow drain. […]

Final Stroke – A Found Poem

As anyone who has taken the Modernism module whilst studying English Literature at Queen Mary will know, a Found Poem is created by taking words, phrases and passages from other sources […]

A Corpse’s Shadow

The body was in the boot, but its smell had crept through the car and sat down on the passenger’s seat. Frank thought it must have been a day old […]

Hole-Heart Boy

into a library of toxins enter the hole-heart boy   on a guanine dice-roll or a meiotic card-shuffle or god’s fingers poking a womb   “don’t we have it lucky?” […]