I. James: ‘Busker in Barcelona’

Such sweet, crisp guitar strings delicate fingers play amidst the hum of the busy city. Bustling Barcelona streets and squares and alleyways and open parks full of botanical plants and trees – the light notes cease to compromise on filling the air with fantastical florets of romanticised Catalonian virtuoso, yet the deep notes undertow the … Continue reading I. James: ‘Busker in Barcelona’

Author Spotlight: James McGovern

An emerging writer, James studied English Literature (BA) and Creative Writing (Master’s) at the University of Oxford. His work, spanning multiple genres, has appeared in Boulevard, Litro, the Oxford Review of Books and the Oxonian Review. In 2019, he was selected as one of The Best New British and Irish Poets 2019–20 (Eyewear Publishing, forthcoming) … Continue reading Author Spotlight: James McGovern

Jessica Kim: ‘How do you catch a dream?’

Scoop it up with your hands as it trickles down a sleepy river Styx, blow on it until the ripples morph into Posiedon’s tidal wavesPluck it from the laurel wreaths but beware of tasting its doubled-tongued berries,cradle it between your calloused palms until it falls into a deep tranceShine it in front of a mirror to see the reflections echoing down … Continue reading Jessica Kim: ‘How do you catch a dream?’

Author Spotlight: Isabelle James

Isabelle is currently a 24-year-old PGCE English student at the University of Cambridge. She studied English and Theatre at the University of Sheffield from 2015-2018 and specialised in Poetry, Immersive Theatre and Contemporary Literature. Her Poetry has been shortlisted for the South Yorkshire Young Writers’ Competition 2018. 'my current project is just healing and making … Continue reading Author Spotlight: Isabelle James

I. James: ‘To the newlyweds’

Consume each other in love,but stand side by side.Let the life you live and breathe foreverbe made on your own, but together.Remember to give and receive plenty,and trust in the strength of your souls binding for eternity. I. James Isabelle is a 24-year-old PGCE English student at the University of Cambridge. Her Poetry has been … Continue reading I. James: ‘To the newlyweds’

I. James: ‘My memories are very quiet these days’

My memories are very quiet these days: these days are slow and sloth-like, ignoring the news in the garden sun. Sober since the birth of this pandemic. Epic weight off to just sit and breathe in freshly cut grass and lids closed with an amber-curtain glow. I. James Isabelle is a 24-year-old PGCE English student … Continue reading I. James: ‘My memories are very quiet these days’