Relapse by Natalie Holborow

‘Relapse’ by Natalie Holborow is the personal story of the writer’s struggle with an eating disorder, contrasting the beauty of the poem’s language with its harrowing theme. Through its remarkably strong imagery and almost magical tone, Holborow offers the reader an exceptionally rare and intimate glimpse into the life of a person living with an eating disorder.

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Udaiyaathathu by Drima Chakraborty

Udaiyaathathu is a triumph of form and theme. In structure, it is named after the same Southeast Asia poetic form whereby the first word of every line must be the last word of the next line, and so on so that the poem is unending from last to first lines. In theme, it is a poem about victim blaming and ultimately strength, its portrayal unflinching from differing point of views. In short, this is one of the most powerful poems that we have published.

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