November 12, 2018

Hosting some of the biggest contemporary Italian and international cultural figures, the 2018 edition of FILL (Festival of Italian Literature in London) celebrated the encounter of Italian literature with the cosmopolitan melting pot of London’s academic and literary s...

January 18, 2018

“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”

Staged in King’s College’s striking, curiously ornate Anatomy Museum, Sam Kindon’s visceral production injects a shot of adrenaline into Oscar Wilde’s seminal novel of beauty, brutality and excess.


August 15, 2017

They beat you with burning

Glistening slim canes and 

They always leave ruby marks

And lines indented. A drawn out

Barb so we knew that

God loved us. She burnt you because

She wanted to know if

You could love her; you stopped

Her heart with a cork and she

Floated. I was in whit...

August 15, 2017

Swifter wings have brought misfortune hence

But never had I seen any with such dark plumage 

as those which fluttered above my heart one day 

and plucked it from its cage

That day I rattled and shook with emptiness

And put a hand to my chest

I looked down

Then up again


August 15, 2017

He wandered upstream

As the brook sang his song,

Soaking his brilliance. 

Only latent in water.

But callous in air, 

A white swell in our blue

I was the water.


A ripple.

I bathed with him,

Only a little.

I wanted him to drown

Cloak him in slime and 

Make him my fish. 

He wrestle...

August 15, 2017

When I was little, I had a sister 

When I was twelve and she was sixteen, 

She lost her mother 

She brought a girl home and held her hand 

And bang 

She lost her mother 

And her mother lost a daughter  

My mother said so 

My father said the same 

I looked at them both and...

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