Cecile Bol’s heart wrenching yet playful poem reminds us all of the fragility of motherhood. The bittersweet undertone that is carried through to the perfect ending leaves the reader with a curiosity that can only be quenched by reading the poem again, and again. Available in issue five of Eye Flash Poetry Journal
Fran’s bright artwork will be splashed across issue five of Eye Flash soon, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Until then, read our interview with Fran to find out all about her work!
This beautiful poem by Emily Nicol is available in our Pills pamphlet
Eye Flash Poetry is ecstatic to have Ella Duffy on board as a guest editor for issue five. Ella is a London-based poet whose work has appeared in The Rialto, The Guardian Review and The Poetry Salzburg Review. She has poems in Off the Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse (Pan MacMillan) and Pale Fire: New Writing on the Moon (The Frogmore Press). We can’t wait to see what Ella picks out for issue five- find out what she is looking for in our interview with her!
Revisiting issue one we remembered how much we love Ellora’s work. She has been making waves in the poetry scene in the last few years, winning poetry competitions and being shortlisted for countless others. Eye Flash is a long term Ellora fan, so what better way to showcase her than to share her poem ‘Wade’ with you from issue one of Eye Flash Poetry.
Review: Nostalgia for Bodies
Reviewer: Ben Armstrong
Publisher: Erbacce Press
Author: Lydia Unsworth
Angela’s artwork will be on the cover of our ‘Pills’ pocket poetry pamphlet, out later this year. We caught up with Angela to find out some more about her and her work.
Joan’s poem needs to be shared. It light-touch language and imagery make use of the concrete form to produce a wonderful poem worthy of reading time and again. You can read Joan’s poem in issue four of Eye Flash Poetry due out April 2019, order your copy here.
Photo by Ankush Minda on Unsplash
Reviewer: Anna Britton
Publisher: Offord Road Books
Author: Sean Hewitt
Mateo has a poem in issue four of Eye Flash, and since discovering his poetry were a bit obsessed, so of course, we delved into his work to find two praised collections of poetry, ‘X Marks the Spot’ and ‘Bones: a series of poems’ that delve into Mateo’s macabre and magical poetry that grows from roots of heritage and identity. We interviewed Mateo to find out more behind the talent.
Review: Papaya Fantasia
Reviewer: Matthew Duggan
Publisher: Hedgehog Poetry
Author: David Mark Williams