Poems/prose

Some non-blog prose:

‘Sometimes I feel like an ampersand’: on debut collections from Ocean Vuong and Kayo Chingonyi, Ambit (14 August 2017)

Review of Nuar Alsadir’s Fourth Person SingularPoetry School (2017)

‘Mirror Cracked: The Two Souls of Machado de Assis’, the TLS  (23 Oct 2018)

‘Best Book of 1921’ Granta online (22 Dec 2018)

‘Behind the poem: The White Jumper‘, Poetry Review (Winter 2018)

‘The Ethics of Perspective’ Poetry London (February 2019)

’11 poets share their favourite political poems’, Dazed (21 March 2019)

‘Whitman in Levi’s and bards in banks: poetry and advertising’, Prospect (5 June 2019)

Some previously published poems:

‘from The White Jumper’; The Poetry Review (Winter 2018)

‘The Seven Dreams of Richard Spencer’: London Review of Books (27 September 2018)

‘Holy Man’: Granta 143 (Spring 2018)

‘Air freshener’ and ‘I leave you at your work’: The Scores (Issue 4)

‘SAY’: The Poetry Review (Winter, 2017), shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem (listen to it here)

‘Bee Glue’: Poem of the Week in The Guardian

8 poems (‘Alliance’, ‘Diyarbakır’, ‘Particulars’, ‘Remembering’, ‘Meadowsweet’, ‘From ‘The Ark’: III’, ‘Glass Case’) in Ambit 229

‘Fancy’: Butcher’s Dog issue 9 (June 2017)

‘Anecdote’, ‘Squib’ and ‘Paradise Lost: Book IX’: The Literateur (March 2017)

‘Halo 2’ and ‘Justine‘: The Poetry Review (Winter, 2016)

‘Of All Those Pasts’: The White Review (December, 2016; not viewable on phones/tablets)

5 poems after Edward Thomas: The Manchester Review (Issue 13)

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from The Rialto 87