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Oils, by Stephen Sexton (£6.50)Series: The Emma Press Pamphlets
|Oils, by Stephen Sexton|
Favourite lines: 'I can’t hold onto anything, Anne. Because it doesn’t exist,
I’ll meet you in town. Borrow some wine from the woman
next door, reach for glasses. Live, then show me what I got wrong.'
Captain Love and the Five Joaquins, by John Clegg (£5.00)Series: The Emma Press Picks
|Captain Love and the Five Joaquins|
Favourite lines: 'Love isn’t safe. The lines across his palm, which Ezmerelda stared at for so long before confessing she could read no future there, have started to converge. One eye popped halfway open overnight and Love was busy with his needle in the morning. Nothing’s ready for the visit. Love must send to Fresno for his epaulettes. '
Raspberries for the Ferry, by Andrew Wynn Owen (£6.50)Series: The Emma Press Pamphlets
|Raspberries for the Ferry|
Favourite lines: 'I précis
this shaky simile because I am
so happy, life-hallowed, the carp that swim
in the Arno know, the leaves by the dam
rustle knowledge of it, and the pilgrim
stops short to wish me well [...]'
Ikhda, by Ikhda, by Ikhda Ayuning Maharsi (£6.50 / £4.25)Series: The Emma Press Pamphlets
|Ikhda, by Ikhda|
Favourite lines: 'I smelled your distinctive
from hundreds of kilometres,
branches of trees swaying gently.
I walked along silently
looking for a stud
to marry me once
and feed my ren for years.'
The Held and the Lost, by Kristen Roberts (£5.00)Series: The Emma Press Picks
|The Held and the Lost|
Favourite lines: 'You cook and we eat, fingers barbeque-blackened,
lips soft with lamb fat. Your smile is eager,
mine a dam defying rivulets of ageing, unpaid crimes.
We ignore the old conversations pressing at closed doors
and instead talk longingly of rain.'
The Emmores, by Richard O'Brien (£5.00)Series: The Emma Press Picks
|The Emmores, by Richard O'Brien|
Favourite lines: 'and if I could I’d call tornadoes down
to wrench up rooves of Collyweston slate,
disintegrate unyielding dry-stone walls
and crazy-pave a path across the fields
to your door.'
The Flower and the Plough, by Rachel Piercey (£5.00 / £3.50)Series: The Emma Press Picks
|The Flower and the Plough|
Favourite lines: '[...] when you temper
scraps into treasure
I think it’s worth it,
and when you
spit out glass
though you only got sand
I think it’s worth it.'