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.
We’re excited to announce the release of Vol.6 of our monthly zine, centred around February’s theme of ‘Dusk &Dawn’. To see the work of our wonderful contributors, you can check out the zine here. We look forward to seeing what’s in store for this month’s theme of ‘Home’! #writing #submissions #art #duskanddawn #photographers #zinerelease #photography #creativewriting #illustration #submission #february #zine #visualart
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
This week’s creative writing submission is from Chloe Bayliss, a first year student at the University of Hertfordshire studying History and Creative Writing. Her short story ‘Room’ is inspired by this month’s prompt ‘Nostalgia’ and reflects on the current situation. CB: This piece was written as part of an exercise for my creative writing class. I was in isolation recently due to a case of COVID in my flat, so I was describing my surroundings, which was my room. Room Whitenes
This week’s creative writing submission is by Sophie Hunt, a recent graduate from The University of Nottingham. Sophie studied English, including Creative Writing.
SH: In this poem I tried to capture the essence of what nostalgia means to me by reflecting upon childhood memories from primary school. I experimented with the line breaks and formatting of this poem so that I could create a visually effective piece. I am inspired by many writers, for instance Matsuo Basho, Eliz
Chloe is a first year university student studying History and Creative Writing at the University of Hertfordshire. Chloe: “This story was inspired by the events of the current global pandemic. Set in the perspective of an A-Level student who is about to find out that her exams have been cancelled for the year.“ ‘But what if?‘ There was a moment before it all fell apart when I still had a glimmer of hope. This small spark was dashed aside as quickly as it came.