things I felt on the hill with you
Tussock buried deep in the sand dunes, rabbits in the fields and aged stumps dotted along the horizon. These are the things Hannah Patterson felt on the hill.
une heure du matin
‘une heure du matin’–1am–the best time in the night, when all is quiet and sleepy.
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.
Concrete facades crumble, vines reach out and roots find purchase in the breaks between harold’s stanzas.
The measurable attributes of life. Substance and existence. A fleck in time and space.
back into the sea
“One hot and cold summer I decide: In the name of my family history, I dedicate my life to becoming undone.”
A butterfly clasp sits on the bedside table. Fluttering out from where it’s supposed to be and whispering the secrets it learned on the back of a lobe.
Rinse and repeat
Taking inspiration from the line “rinse and repeat” in Tayi Tibble’s poem ‘In the 1960s an Influx of Māori Women’, Grace feels the hopelessness of life’s repititious activities, and the silliness of shrugging of life’s awfulness and getting on with it anyway.
I am Drunk at Soul Shack Again
“You get asked why so many of your poems end that way. And you’re like, ‘oh, am I the vore girl? Is that my thing now?’ “
Physics Fun Facts
“When my senses collude with the laws of the universe to deceive me, what can I place my faith in?”