Clara de Lataillade
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3rd year Politics and IR Part B co-editor

We might not hate Trump’s wall forever

A review of Professor Callahan’s documentary Great Walls It was with unexpectedly good timing that I visited the Great Wall during a reading week trip to Beijing, barely a week before Professor Callahan’s documentary came out. As I watched the…

After

Sometimes the monster rears its headSome days I can’t get out of bedGrey mornings and I feel the dreadBut no more wishes to be dead. There are times when I see the holeThe pit the chasm in my soulBut it…

Please give my body to the night

Please give my body to the nightIt never ceased to serve me rightBut though it tries with all its mightIt cannot save me from my plight Please give heart and mind to the moonShe’ll learn that they are damaged soonShe’ll…

Munch

I shudder with the crunchWith every munch I cringeI revel in the plungeI feel my mind unhingeFall with the novel punchWalk alongside the fringe

Gay, Lesbian, Queer, Bi?

I’m gay. It’s a Friday afternoon, and as I stand in front of a crowd of teenagers, the words echoing in my head, my stomach flips. No one in this room knows me, but the paranoia of people knowing is…

Gay All Your Love On Me

Why Mamma Mia’s gay appeal runs deeper than shirtless guys and sequins I was raised on ABBA’s music. My parents owned lots of CDs, but after my brother destroyed them by lining them up and stepping on them, we mostly…

Falling asleep

The drowsiness takes over and I sink back It calls and I cannot fight back Slumber has dug its claws and pulls I sleepily resist, but the world dulls.   Just as I give in, it is out of reach…

Night

The moon on the sea has polished a mirror Etched its image in dull quicksilver The cicadas sing in the evening shadows As summer wanes and slowly mellows The night murmurs in bewitching charm Fills the spirit with a nostalgic…

Monsoon

I fell asleep all too soon Lulled by the quietening monsoon Pattering away on the roofs A thousand pairs of thundering hooves Down and down poured the sheets of rain Enough to render me insane The world seemed to fade…