City Gent – Craig Raine

On my desk, a set of labels or a synopsis of leeks, blanched by the sun and trailing their roots like a …

Dandelions – Craig Raine

‘and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence’ — George Eliot, Middlemarch Dead dandelions, bald …

In Modern Dress – Craig Raine

A pair of blackbirds warring in the roses, one or two poppies losing their heads, the trampled lawn a battlefield of dolls. …

Nature Study – Craig Raine

(for Rona, Jeremy, Sam & Grace) All the lizards are asleep– perched pagodas with tiny triangular tiles, each milky lid a steamed-up …