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Fiction

Lucy Thynne | Swallow .................................................................................... 9 Sarah Leipciger | Coming up for Air .............................................................. 49 Patrick Cash | Cracks ..................................................................................... 73 Kate Simpson | The Last Demography .......................................................... 94 Sharlene Teo | Trains Across the Sea ........................................................... 116

Poetry

Rosamund Taylor | The Proof .......................................................................... 8 Rachel Bower| Water Birth ............................................................................ 18 Stephanie Sy-Quia | The Love Tectonic .......................................................... 39 Toby Campion| Whenever Someone Asks ...................................................... 48 Nairn Kennedy| Unearthly Music .................................................................. 55 Rebecca Farmer | The Sea Saves / Waiting in the Merchant’s House ............ 63 Suna Afshan |Amore / Firewater ................................................................... 71 Ella Duffy | More than Shells ......................................................................... 79 Dominic Hand| After Life ............................................................................. 93 Lucy Mercer | Icarus / Gretchen am Spinnrade ............................................ 102 Sharon Black| Yonago ................................................................................... 114 Clodagh Beresford Dunne | Tempus ......................................................... 123 Will Vigar | Aurochs / Nairn ....................................................................... 131 Olivia Todd | The Mermaid of Feejee ........................................................... 137

Essays

Lucy Jago | Spend and God will Send .............................................................. 20 Vivian Gornick | Taking a Long Look: ‘The Second Sex’ ............................. 33 Barbara Kiser | Decoding the City ................................................................... 56 Konrad Muller | What Remains .................................................................... 65 James Riding | The Most Mercenary of Men .................................................. 84 Lydia Wilson | From Printing to Digitisation: the Politics of Writing ............ 104 Hermine Demoriane | Having a Lovely Time in Chile ............................... 124

Reviews

Madeleine Feeny |A Life of Purpose and Pleasure ........................................ 27 John Phipps |Kiss Ourselves Goodbye ............................................................. 43 Katie da Cunha Lewin |The Crevice Where Words Break Down .................. 80 Conor Carville |London’s Ovens ................................................................... 111 Alistair Lexden | Flickering Lamps .............................................................. 133

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