Issue 14: Gold

Gold is a colour that brings out lots of human emotion – happiness, yearning, greed. It is the colour of wealth and riches but also that of excess – who doesn’t think of the gold-dripping excesses of the 7-star hotel in Dubai or the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican where they think of gold! However, gold can be a simpler affair – a field of crops, a sunset or even a humble pile of autumn leaves.

This month’s featured poet is Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi with her poem, Alchemy. The poem starts with a strong statement, setting out the tone of the rest of the poem, forgiving the fears of another person, perhaps a lover, as they somehow mirror the poet’s own. The use of Dickenson-style dashes stop the reader in his/her tracks to pause and absorb the words before pacing off to the end. Read the poem here >>

Our featured prose writer is Morna Sullivan with her piece, Stepping Out. This story has a nice flow to it, it ends with a satisfactory feel and had a great sense of humour about it. Read the story here >>

About the author

Simon Lewis

Simon Lewis' first collection of poetry, Jewtown, was published by Doire Press in 2016.

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