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SOUTH 59

SOUTH 59 was published in March 2019.

Mark Totterdell is the featured poet in this issue. Mark Haworth-Booth has provided a profile and made a selection of Mark's poems.

A taster poem appears below.

NETHER EXE

             ...there is no track
to the small church that squats by trees.
You cut through fields of yielding blades,
past badger setts like opened graves.
That rabbit - sent to be your guide? -
is veering madly, myxie-eyed.
The few new headstones, alien slates,
are chiselled deep with names, with dates
but flocks of filedfares chack-a-chack
with urgent arctic auguries.
You near the porch. Each basalt block
is pocked with holes like emptied eyes.
You reach the door, then realise
you lack the key that turns this lock...

© Mark Totterdell

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