L’amour 2005: How She Thought It Would Be

January 25th, 2015 § 0

She told me about her favorite version of you,
the one who drank martinis for breakfast,
curled her hennaed hair like Veronica Lake,
while listening to Sinatra.

She missed the way your coppery lipstick
stained the side of your … Read the rest

Video: Days Like These

January 1st, 2015 § 0

Wishing you all a very happy new year from all at Whippersnapper Press. Make yourself a brew and listen to Lewis Buxton.

© Lewis Buxton 2013.

Lewis Buxton poetLewis Buxton is a North London based writer, he has been Read the rest

Vogon Poetry at the National Space Centre

May 1st, 2014 § 0

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Towel Day Vogon Poetry Slam will be at the National Space Centre in Leicester! We have lift off!

Towel Day, as you’ll know, on the 25th of May.
vogon space_550

We’re running Vogon … Read the rest

Raise You

February 22nd, 2014 § 0

We say “the owners of this shop have dodged six billion in tax – almost the same amount which is currently being cut from disability benefits and people are dying as a result.
“These guys should pay their tax.… Read the rest

I Blame the Parents.

September 18th, 2013 § 0

My dad
is a shabby academic,
developmental psychologist.
My mum
is an ex-Maoist,
critical-realist activist.
They’re amazing
for dinner conversations,
or when you want to come out as lesbian –
they are the last people you want
to buy … Read the rest


July 25th, 2013 § 0

The sun flared in the windows
the balcony hot to touch
we drank the sun down, all gentle, great cheers for passing trains
toothsome youth, drenched in light, celebrates itself


© Michael Wilson 2013… Read the rest

The Disney World War

July 17th, 2013 § 0

The following is the only surviving eyewitness account of what has come to be known as Walt War One. It is the remnants of a diary, maintained by one Michael McGuthrie of the 11th Groundtroops. It is printed with … Read the rest

The Crow

June 19th, 2013 § 0

I wanted to be able to walk up this wall, so I sewed velcro to my hands and feet. A crow came over and bellowed, ‘What on Earth do you think you are doing?’ I explained myself. It called … Read the rest

Ho Chi Minh used to live on this road (or, Standard Weekend)

June 12th, 2013 § 1

Ho Chi Minh used to live on this road.
Some Irish-Australian guy told me this.
My Algerian-Welsh roommate wonders
if we’ll grow up to be revolutionaries, too
then our house will be famous and it won’t
matter how often … Read the rest

On Being The Sober Guy At The House Party

June 5th, 2013 § 1

For Dan Sully

I find it awkward telling people at house parties
I don’t drink. People never respond well.
They tilt their heads and look down
at the guilt in their can.

I’ve seen people at parties strip
deep … Read the rest


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