Read This Issue 17 is here!
Read This Issue 17 is now among us, both in print and on the web!
In this month’s print issue, we have work from former ONS Featured Poet Eric Hamilton, and previous RT contributor Howie Good. There is also work from talented newcomers Lauren Singer (hopefully soon to be a Featured Poet, too!) and Asmara Malik, a rising young Pakistani poet:
So when you walk back in
with your arm slung around
my insides boil
to hear her say ‘Oh dearest,’
as your lips
tattoo their own sonnets
on her slendersmooth neck.
Pieces by Eric and Lauren also appear on the website this month, as does Former Featured Poet Josh Seigal, back after a break from writing (yay!). We also have poems from RT newcomers Ross Wilson and Mairi Sharratt (who did a post here last week!), as well as seasoned RT-er Fiona Sinclair. Prose is provided by promising youngster David Dykes, and the fabulous Ms Jenny Love:
Vinnie waited. Nothing seemed to be happening. He wriggled his arms and legs a bit. Shook out his feet.
‘Is that it?’ he said.
‘What do you mean, “Is that it”?’
‘I don’t feel anything.’
‘Nothing at all?’
‘Are you sure it’s not working?’ Lee said.
‘I don’t feel anything?’
‘Not like a tingling sensation down your back and a weird buzzing in your head? Like you’ve taken really strong E?’
‘I can’t work it out.’ said Lee. His fangs had receded again and he screwed up his face in deep thought. ‘Obviously it’s been about a hundred years since I’ve done it but I’m sure I did it right.’
You can see all this great stuff right over here: www.readthismagazine.co.uk. Check it out!