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UNBOUND | Six Poems by Kevin Graham

Locus  By Kevin Graham You ask for clarity so I set  a glass of water on the counter,  look at the clock and count  backwards from a hundred  with my eyes closed, listening  to you breathing very slowly  from a few feet away like a…

ReadingThe Nickel Boys

Colson Whitehead is an American literary lion. Scion of a wealthy New York family, educated in a private school and an elite university, he lives and works in Manhattan. He has written seven novels, all of them well-received, a number of…

Headstuff Original Fiction| Googling Her

Googling Her Jim Ward ‘Will you have a glass of something? Jameson?’ me Ma asked. ‘Naw. Can’t’ he said ‘whiskey don’t agree with me.’ ‘Oh’ she said, considering her next move ‘a bottle of stout then?’ ‘Yes please.’ Looking relieved,…

Five Women Poets for Imbolc

It is the first of February, the beginning of spring, Imbolc. It is also known as the festival of Brigid, goddess of poetry and healing, and so to celebrate the day we want to share some of the most exciting women writers in Ireland today.…

UNBOUND | Four Poems by Yu-Hsuan Wu

Fictionalise By Yu-Hsuan Wu Reality rises one gesture fictionalises one silver thread behind the clouds A dreamer passing by looks through the implication of the cloud thread he says: we bridge the holy stairway to Heaven no…

Asylum Road: A Review

Luke and Anya get engaged on a trip to France, Luke’s parents invite them to their house in Cornwall to celebrate, and Luke finally convinces Anya to take a trip home so that he can, at long last, meet her parents. Homecoming, as it turns…