INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS STANLEY IYANU There are no blank verses about you no sonnets or heroic couplets not enough assonance to describe your essence so, let this be yours and yours alone. You float in the water letting the waves wash over you...
Listing for September 2020: Literary Events Online Although lockdown restrictions are gradually being eased across the UK, the COVID-19 pandemic has not yet gone away. Subsequently, the challenges of making sure arts events still happen are on-going. Social...
Colour is disappearing from the world. Where the black tendril licks clean, it leaves its mark. Green was the first colour to disappear. The most terrifying thing is that everyone agrees that it’s happening. They just don’t care. I’m not […]
The tree is talking to me. / I press my fingers deep into the grooved bark, / stroking away at the top layers of skin / and wood, leaving a layer of powder / wherever we […]
When other nurturing failed her, / the seeds and the trowel, / the pruner and fertilizer / proved more conducive to solitude. / Everything from roses to broccoli grew. / They didn’t […]
They keep telling us to “stay indoors if you can” but that’s no use to those of us who need to go to work. Every aspect of that is so difficult in the heat – from lifting the damp cotton sheet off my sweaty body, to crossing […]
Rebecca Pyle’s artwork is on covers of Oxford Magazine, Raven Chronicles Journal, The Underwater American Songbook, Oxford Magazine, and JuxtaProse; her work also appears in Anomaly, Belle Ombre, The Menteur, Stoneboat […]
Blaise is a student currently studying in NUI Galway. Previous publications include the ‘Messyheads’ magazine, ‘Crossways’ and ‘The High Window’ as well as being awarded the NUIG creative points scholarship. […]
HCE received a lot of high-quality submissions for The Green Issue – sadly, too many to fit inside the magazine! So we offered some writers and artists who’d sent in work the chance to be published here on the website. Keep an eye on our social media for more...
I was born in the mid-1970s and grew from childhood into adolescence and adulthood to the accompaniment of all the unruly music of the next twenty years – heavy metal, punk, new wave, disco, reggae, grunge. I bought lots of records and, over time, changed from […]