All posts tagged poem

Personal Platform: The Girl Homer Left Behind.

 The exploration of womanhood, viewed by a child, who had failed to birth an heir and was auctioned amidst a war, to lay beside the man who Lyrnessus heard before […]

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 […]

Catcall – a poem about the objectification of women.

Something a bit different this week, I would like to share one of my personal poems with you, titled Catcall. A catcall is defined as a loud whistle or a comment […]

The Pin – A poem about sexuality

It’s that confused look in your eyes That gets me When I say I don’t like girls; I like guys And when you accept it, a few minutes late, You […]

What is Art?

What is ‘art’? Just think about it for a second. We talk about paintings and drawings, theatre and books and poetry collectively as ‘art’ – but they’re all so different. […]

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 […]

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?” […]

Last Week

Centimetre by centimetre You opened up a hole in me At the start I barely noticed Until I Was standing at the airport gate Too early leaving you behind And […]