Tetris (a relationship analogy)

May 25th, 2013 § 1

3… 2… 1…
In the early days it was easy
We slotted together so perfectly
For my every quirk
You had the reverse
Like an enzyme – a key to fit every lock
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March 8th, 2013 § 0

This is for the women who don’t ask permission
To be themselves.
This is for the women who are done with working on their contentment
And started working on their lot.

This is for the women whose posture says… Read the rest

Raise You

August 11th, 2012 § 0

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

In Tents

June 11th, 2012 § 0

In crowd
In fields
In the sun
In our element
    In tents.

In queues
In stalls
In fashion
In aftersun
    In tents.

In flip-flops
In wellies
In mud
    In tents.

In tears… Read the rest

Video – Vogon Poetry Slam – Intro

November 30th, 2011 § 0

Kicking off the first Vogon Poetry Slam our editor Hannah reads an mad-libs-type example of torturously bad poetry. (She’s green because she’s being a Vogon):

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Upon Finding My Bicycle Naturalised

September 14th, 2011 § 0

Bindweed curlicues
Through spokes and past rust blossoms
Last time I’ll lend it

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Video – Hannah Eiseman-Renyard

July 15th, 2011 § 0

Hannah Eiseman-Renyard – founder of the Whippersnapper Press – holds forth with some poems:

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No Little Words

April 28th, 2011 § 0

She glances at her watch
Shit, is that the time?
She says ‘I’ll have to love you and leave you,’
She holds my gaze a beat too long
Kisses my cheek,
Slings her bag and leaves.

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March 17th, 2011 § 0

Disclaimer: this piece will be close to the bone
It’s the sore in my mouth my tongue can’t leave alone
It’s the mental equivalent of a stone in the shoe
But when I can’t shake it out, this is … Read the rest

A Christmas Carol – the Limerick

December 23rd, 2010 § 0

There once was a stingey old geezer
Who went by the name Ebeneezer
When spooks gave him a fright
Which lasted all night
He bought a turkey too big for the freezer

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Eiseman-Renyard, Hannah


Creator of the Whippersnapper Press, Hannah is an editor by day, performance poet by night & on weekends she fights crime. She’ll sleep when she’s dead. She also blogs, writes for Bad Reputation, and volunteers with Netpol – the network for police monitoring. Check out her rabid book reviews and feministy magazine articles.