Tender Cuts is a collection of thirty-eight one-page, square slice-life stories where love and pain make their incisions of beauty and butchery. A child sits inches from the TV screen to drown out their parents’ fighting, a dau...
Across Moonlight Square the bar of the Joe stood up. Decorated with exotic Hawaiian passages, the bar’s decor described the story of the brawny owner. The drinks were cheap; there were extra beers and dried shrimps. The environment was good and familiar.
He knows how the ants move and what it means,
the diagrams of clouds, how fast the cheese curdles,
patterns of droplets as moisture condenses on
the window panes, everything. He understands
like a mother knows her child, the built-in treachery
Like Heraclitus, the elderly clerk ran naked in the hills. He scrambled over boulders,
climbed up cliffs and through clefts, and knelt at the edge of a scarp. His eyes followed a hawk's
circling ascent into hot haze, and then its long drift down to the...
Two couples strolling in the Gardens
Buttoned-up in overcoats
Against a bright November sun.
Beyond where they walk on the stony path
There are the stains of footmarks across
The morning-wet grass: primary school
Children, freed for the day,
“You silly little boy.” Silvia laughed at Antonio as she taunted him into a rage. She had challenged him to prove that he was really the man that he boasted to be. If he took her to a 5- star restaurant for a very expensive dinner and bought her a nice gift, he might c...
Lydia Unsworth’s second collection ‘Nostalgia for Bodies’ is a beautifully detailed photobook of the body and the self before, during and after pregnancy. There are images here, interwoven with feelin...