All tagged Poetry

I am M.E

Sophia Lobanov-Rostovsky writes a poem about recovering from chronic illness. The piece is followed up by an informative essay about M.E, the illness at the heart of the work. Sophia’s own original design accompanies the poem.

Blonde

Never fitting the western mold for beauty and popularity, Nadia Freeman writes about feeling invisible and inadequate as a Woman of South Asian descent in New Zealand and how small changes are important for progress.

Show up.

Katharina Repnik’s poem addresses the self-doubt that becomes part of an artists’ creative process. It describes the deep desires for creation, connection, and the importance of allowing and holding space for yourself. Photography credits belong to John Lyall.

Letter to the child that I'm planning not to conceive.

Nadia Freeman's poem raises her personal feelings on whether to choose motherhood and highlights the concerns that all women face before deciding to have children. Nadia is pictured above performing spoken word. She will be attending Mxogyny’s poetry slam on the 29th March 2019 to present some of her original work to Edinburgh’s local community.

Were.

Max Olivia writes a poem about the joyful ache of still loving her ex. The poem is accompanied by the original artwork of Tabby Carless Frost.

I KEEP WALKING

Describing a walk from Whitby to Sand's End, Ellie Grendon explores a difficult and isolating experience with nature. This poem is accompanied by the original artwork of Melanie Grandidge.

WOMB

Tabby Carless Frost writes a personal meditation in prose poetry on the sensation of being in the womb, exploring the blurred lines between memory and dream, and the difficulties of expressing something only half remembered.