by Gary Budden
If you eat yourself, is it cannibalism?
There’s a perception that Islington is indelibly middle-class, well-mannered and nice. That’s true of certain parts and ... Read More...
How to Wait
by Maria Adelmann
Prepare yourself haphazardly.
For example, get a dog. You may think you want a large dog who will growl at strangers, bark at robbers, chase down assailants,... Read More...
The smell of them is gone: dust-dry, the fear of fire,
I used to brush clouds of it from my hair.
They were reserved, a parliament of silence,
words laced tight inside each slender page.
The first... Read More...
Claire Hazelton interviews PP Wong, author of The Life of a Banana (Legend Press)
We have already discarded our proper names; by the second or third return of correspondence, PP Wong is... Read More...
Our day was daffodils. I opened my eyes
in equinoctial dawn, shaped by winds
and cloud saw buds crack that
would be fruit for our descendants.
No gloom until an evening star
told me I was ageing.... Read More...
Honouring Fathers and Telling Tales
Jacqui Rowe reviews The Emma Press Anthology of Fatherhood (ed. Emma Wright and Rachel Piercey) and The Other Side of Sleep (ed. Cherry Potts, Arachne Press)
Re... Read More...
The Sword Swallower
First it’s cutlery, missing
from the kitchen table.
Steak knives clinking
under your school jumper –
holes in the sleeves cut
by your elbows, threads you unravel
in Geograph... Read More...
Issue 4 Contents
Bare Fiction Magazine Issue 4
Poetry | Fiction | Theatre | Articles
Published November 20th 2014
Buy your copy now or subscribe to get three issues in print or digital e... Read More...