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An Interview with Cynthia Miller

Cynthia Miller is a Warwick Graduate whose poems have been published in several magazines and journals, and who published Honorifics, her first collection of poetry, this year. It was met with  outstanding success — it was awarded an Eric Gregory and is shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. She also co-founded the Verve Poetry Festival in Birmingham, and works with the connected publishing house Verve Poetry Press Continue reading An Interview with Cynthia Miller

All The Time There Are Things But Not Here

There it is again The silence So big it creates a physical presence in the room   She feeds silence her cup of tea She sits on her bed and they converse, As she stares at the ceiling. Silence strokes her cheek and gathers her tears. It whirls around her like a hurricane.   Somewhere there is more than this. There is noise There is … Continue reading All The Time There Are Things But Not Here

What If Planets Grew On Trees

What if planets grew on trees? Towering trunks made of time, a thousand histories yet to be lived, all creaking under the weight of the fruit blossoming in this celestial orchard.   How long did God peruse this garden that had the stomach for infinite Edens before he found the perfect planets for our solar system? What mattered to Him most? The colour? The shape? … Continue reading What If Planets Grew On Trees