“I will see you tomorrow” was our parting promise every day at the crossing; you went one way and I went the other but I watched as your hair bobbed along and disappeared with you up the hill and round the corner. At twelve years old I believed in this moment like buried treasure, … Continue reading A goodbye is always an ending
A. B. Cofer’s Not Enough, Just Enough is the first poetry collection I have read which strikes the beautiful yet painful balance of healing. Although Cofer masterfully considers the dark and the light, she also explores the grey. Opening with ‘depression’, Cofer immediately establishes this collection to read for comfort. I would say, at times, … Continue reading Review of Not Enough, Just Enough, A. B. Cofer
They say loving and being loved are not the same. They say it is better to have loved than to have not loved at all. They talk about endless love and until death do us part. They talk until love is nothing but an abstract noun with ill-fitting clothes, and the dead are … Continue reading End(less) love
If you turned everything you read into thread, and sewed a sail, would it unfurl with holes or billow in the wind? Would it carry you someplace new or catch the same drift and spin you in circles until you were green; sick with more than the sea? Poem: © Kristiana Reed 2020 … Continue reading Sew me a sail
The House With The Stained-Glass Window by Żanna Słoniowska and translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones is undeniably a phenomenal piece of literary fiction. Słoniowska’s narrative focuses on a nameless protagonist and her experience growing up in Lviv, Ukraine throughout war and civil unrest. The protagonist’s story line is not linear - we learn more as she … Continue reading Review of The House With The Stained-Glass Window, Zanna Sloniowska
There are too many empty spaces. Desert stretches of things we ought to know; movements and people and crimes we should have learnt as well as Wordsworth’s daffodils or the world wars in Europe. We are accompanied in our centric - lonely in our fight against all things ‘not right’. And our British tongues … Continue reading Crude Vellum
Reading This Brutal House in June 2020 was incredibly timely. Govinden engrosses us in the world of Vogue balls and the African American and Latin American queer community which made them what they are. The narrative focuses on the House Mothers and their desire for justice as the young people they refer to as the … Continue reading Review of This Brutal House, Niven Govinden
Let’s burn ourselves beneath the stars, peel away the layers of sore skin until we are nothing but dust - cold, unfeeling light intertwined like struck matches torn at the edges by the fire between us, between our lips, between my thighs, love me and extinguish me, wrap your arms around my wilderness and free … Continue reading Sunburn
The submissions window for July is now open on Free Verse Revolution.
To new and regular contributors to Free Verse Revolution, the July 2020 submissions window is open!
The theme will be Galaxies and it can be interpreted in any way you wish; space, other worlds, galaxies between us, how we are ever-evolving, the sky, the stars, or even sci-fi themed pieces. Anything!
I accept poetry and short pieces of prose which interpret the theme of the month in some way, and only one piece from each writer; but you may send up to three pieces for consideration.
Please follow the guidelines, it makes accepting your work and scheduling it for publication so much easier. I edit FVR alone so these guidelines do exist for a reason. Thank you.
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July’s theme: Galaxies
Interpret the theme any way you wish; you do not need to use the word as a title. Pieces may be previously published.
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This is a sweetness I forget I am allowed. Blue smoke shivering in the late May evening sun, and you, a silhouette against the trees and fields. Dusk’s dying heat playing upon the music of your lips, a mouth open to taste my summertime skin: fears melting into my pores, shimmering gold … Continue reading Cherry