TWO POEMS – Seán Kennedy

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Seán Kennedy’s poetry has appeared online at The Honest Ulsterman, The Bangor Literary Journal, The Poetry Shed, and elsewhere. He began writing poetry after finishing an MA in English at Maynooth University a few years ago; his decisions haunt him daily. He lives in Ireland Common ground A shovel…

FIVE POEMS – Erin Taylor

Image: Ruth Asawa – Untitled, from ‘Flowers’ (1965) Erin Taylor is an American poet whose work has been featured at LAMBDA Literary, Cosmonauts Avenue, Scum Mag, and more. More of her work can be found at erintaylor.tumblr.com and she tweets at @erinisaway. Two of these poems were printed in Porridge’s first print issue available here. a love poem to…

TWO POEMS – Anas Hassan

­ Image: Georgia O’Keeffe – Abstraction Blue (1927) Anas Hassan’s first collection, Bibi, Are You Living?, was published by Eyewear in 2017. His poems have appeared in magazines including Amaryllis; Ink, Sweat & Tears; Snakeskin; The Interpreter’s House and Under the Radar. He has performed at venues including Vortex Dalston (‘Words and Jazz’, EFG London…

ONE POEM – Katie Paterson

Image: Louise Bourgeois – Le Lit, Gros Édredon, Bleu (1997) Katie Paterson is currently an MA student at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. She’s also a writer and spoken word artist. Dressing Gown I’m putting on your dressing gown I will not ask you first it’s not our only intimacy but it speaks of something more than…

THREE POEMS – Charlie Baylis

Charlie Baylis is from Nottingham, England. He is the poetry editor of Review 31. He has published two pamphlets Elizabeth (Agave Press) and hilda doolittle´s carl jung t-shirt (Erbacce), a poem of his is featured in the Best New British and Irish Poets 2017 (Eyewear Press). He spends his spare time completely adrift of reality. A blue rose In twenty years’ time…