Autopsy of a Whitechapel Fatberg

Great white sewer sharks constipating the guts of Whitechapel,

Rancid colossus: home of rats our shameful artefacts.

See the delicacy displayed Two chunks of dried fatberg pride of place at the Museum of London

They have arrived as a message, a mirror, but what lumpen blight stares back at the glass?

Isabelle Kenyon is northern poet and the author of This is not a Spectacle, Micro chapbook, The Trees Whispered (Origami Poetry Press) and Digging Holes To Another Continent (Clare Songbirds Publishing House, New York).

She is the editor of Fly on the Wall Press, a socially conscious small press for chapbooks and anthologies. Anthology, Please Hear What I'm Not Saying, which raises money for UK mental health charity, Mind, came runner up for Best Anthology at the Saboteur Awards, 2018.

Her poems have been published in poetry anthologies by Indigo Dreams Publishing, Verve Poetry Press, and Hedgehog Poetry Press. She has had poems published in literary journals such as Wordsmith HQ, Eunoia Review, FoxTrott Uniform, Mojave Heart Review, The Blue Nib, Breath and Shadow, The Pangolin Review, I Am Not A Silent Poet, Eskimo Pie, Scrittura, Anti-Heroin Chic and more.

Twitter: @kenyon_isabelle