Julia Webb – evening news

evening news

is not the object to rip a hole through the world
my fabric is bursting at the seams with urgency

the fabric of the universe is torn as if by a wolf’s claw
is not the object to rip a hole through the very fabric

is not the hole in the world growing larger by the second
the screen is cracking to universe hole and smoke leaks

is not the very hole in our universe under question
is not the smoke pouring in through the bomb holes

Julia Webb is a graduate of UEA’ s Creative Writing MA. She has had work in various journals including Magma, Poetry Salzburg Review, Poetry News, and The Rialto. In 2011 she won The Poetry Society’s Stanza competition with her prose poem ‘Lent’ and in 2014 she was shortlisted for the Poetry School/Pighog Pamphlet competition with her collection Bird Sisters. Julia is one of the editorial team of Lighthouse – a journal for new writing. She lives in Norwich where she teaches creative writing.

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