Aishwarya N.Murali is a 17-year-old poet based in Kerala State, India. Her piece ‘Good Souls Never Perish’ is inspired by “the need for humanism in our society, so many people are suffering in our world, they need our attention towards them”. Aishwarya’s poem is a stunning reflection on the current state of the world and a sense of hope for a better future.
You can find more of Aishwary’s work on her Instagram. Good Souls Never Perish There was a time,
when I was in dark.
Ayshe-Mira Yashin is an artist and poet from Istanbul, Turkey and Nicosia, Cyprus. based in Cambridge. We had the privilege to talk to Ayshe-Mira about her work, her life and what inspires her. You can find her art and poems interspersed with her answers below, follow her on Instagram, and buy prints of her work along with tarot cards, zines & stickers from her shop. Can you tell me a little about yourself and your work? I’m a 17-year old lesbian Middle-Eastern artist, poetes
Millicent Stott (@millicenteve_) is a first year English Literature student at Durham University. Her poems ‘A Year Since’, ‘Fairy’, ‘The Moon and the Biopsy’, & ‘Another Time’, were all written during the current U.K. lockdown and reflect on a variety of personal themes. MS: “I wrote all of these poems during the current UK lockdown, where I have had plenty of time (too much possibly) to reflect on the part of my life which has ended now I have started university. The pieces
Kyra Daini is an MA Multimedia Journalism student at the University of Kent. Her poem ‘The Black Aquarius’ centres around the Black Lives Matter movement and the lived experience of Black oppression.
KD: “I wrote this poem in light of the Black Lives Matter movement, I was angry at the situation and wanted to put my thoughts on paper. This poem is about black restriction and the oppression that comes with stereotypes. The open conversations about race that have begun as a r
Our first creative writing submission of the new year is from Yasmin Dankaro whose poem ‘After All’ “reflects the mental approach leaving the last year (2020) and going into the new one, it is also generally a response to trauma and hurt while attempting to carry on.” After All Let’s wrap ourselves
In the glaze of calm
Glaze our eyes
With the film of distraction
And keep the things
That cause us concern
Cause us to mourn
Cause us to ache
The things that stitch fear
Tom Veber is a poet from Maribor, Slovenia who is currently touring Slovenia with his poetic monodrama Realizem je rezerviran za klovne (Realism Is Reserved for Clowns). Tom published his poetic debut; Točka preloma (Breaking Point) in March 2019. His poems have been published in a variety of journals and he participates in slam poetry gatherings. You can read more about Tom and his work here. My Berlin I went out again today Me and that heavy-metal bar Every day can be Frida
Today we have a super talented first year student, Zoe Wright providing us with both a poem supported by her own photography. Studying Environmental Science at the University of Aberdeen she writes a lot of nature based poetry, but the majority of her poems deal with spiritual, self-reflection, mental health and holistic topics. She is also an avid photographer which comes in handy to help to illustrate and document her poems visually. She was always highly commended in schoo
Jodi Johnson is a poet and artist currently based in Nottingham. After graduating with a Fine Art degree last year, Jodi has just completed her MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent. She is currently working on an anthology with her MA cohort that is due to be published this month. You can follow her on Instagram @jodimartine In the Past Dear diary, I love him I loved him. Crumpled pages tarnished with tears show imperfections in what was once faultless, no longer stuck
Ruth is a recent masters graduate from Queen Mary University. You can read more of her work on her Instagram (@rltpoetry) March 3rd
You liked my tweet. A love story begun through mutual appreciation of Barack Obama gifs.
The evening fuelled by that one notification of innocence
To cast secret smiles to the ground, radiating from the walls,
Various flatmate’s faces morphing into concern at this worryingly positive turn
The reply short and full of secrets convincing it’s just