Author: Kyra Lawler

  • le lit 

    le lit 

    For FRAMED! Kyra Lawler gives us a poem through the sleepy, warm and comfortable eyes of two women tucked up in bed.

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  • while i watch love island

    while i watch love island

    TRUE STORY: the promised escapism of reality dating television fails to let sad, cold, broke woman stop thinking about Bad Things™ so she wrote a poem about it. Join Kyra as they watch yet another seemingly endless season of Love Island while everything starts to crumble around them.

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  • Shorts Films by Tate Fountain

    Shorts Films by Tate Fountain

    In their first foray into reviewing for bad apple, Kyra Lawler has a cinematic experience. With Tate Fountain’s debut poetry collection ‘Short Films’ in hand, they collect a bouquet of film scripts, letters, notes and vignettes to devour.

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  • Halloween


    Ill-fitting costumes and tight-fitting dresses. Pumpkins and apples. Rejection, more rejection, and finally, self-acceptance. Take a peek into three of Kyra’s past selves as she navigates Halloween in a fat body.

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  • awake


    Find love in all the nooks and crannies of your friendships. Soak in that love like it’s the first rays of sun after an especially long and cold winter.

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  • dreamless night

    dreamless night

    Kyra Lawler draws inspiration from Orville Peck’s “Dead of Night” and searches for a slice of cliché among the vastness of the universe.

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In a dream, you saw a way to survive, and you were filled with joy.


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