Spring Special Edition


Artwork By Susan Castillo


Send poems/prose (1000 words max)  to Kirsten via janeburn1971@gmail.com

Deadline Feb 12th, 2016

The Green Fuse

Edited by Kirsten Luckins

Here is what Kirsten has to say about the kind of work she wants to see.

‘I think what I’m looking for is poetry that cares more about being truthful and authentic than being beautiful and poetic. Something heartfelt, but that avoids easy sentiment. Something that might struggle with itself, embrace more than one emotional register, occupy ambiguity or otherwise take my head and my heart by surprise.’

Kirsten Luckins is a poet and performer based in Hartlepool. In 2014 her first solo show, The Moon Cannot Be Stolen, came second in the Saboteur Awards for Best Spoken Word Show. She has been a finalist in the BBC National Slam, twice longlisted for the York Literature Prize, and shortlisted for the Wenlock International Poetry Prize 2015. She has been published in many poetry magazines, and her first full collection will be published by Burning Eye in 2016. She is north-east programme co-ordinator for performance poetry organisation Apples and Snakes.