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SLQ POETRY COMPETITION (OCTOBER 2021)

For original, previously unpublished poems in English language,
on any subject, in any style, up to 50 lines long.
Poets of all nationalities resident anywhere in the world are eligible to enter.
Our judge this quarter is Rachel Long, author of My darling from the Lions.
Learn more and enter competition now >>


POEM FOR MY GRAND-DAUGHTER

And so I wonder as I watch you
…….playing with onions
…………..passing them from one wicker bowl
to another, intent and concentrated
…….flinging stripped outer skins
…………..onto the floor in perfect confidence read more>>


THREE TILLINGS

Plutus squats,
his excrement is gold.
If he farts on you, spend it quick.

He sets his signature everywhere,
on contracts, plaques,
on the cornerstones of our houses.
From “Three Tillings” by Derek Sellen. Read full poem here>>


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