Edward McCarthy
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HS2: Sixty Thousand Exhumed at St James Gardens, Euston

It startles the skin when people dare to ask it, the timeless binary that binds us: rot or burn? To settle on the mantel as dust in the urn, or rattle to the soil, supine in the casket? Though it’s…

Bye Bye Birdie

The magpie feels the chalk morning’s sun, and knows another day begun. Missing the refuge of the downy birch she glides between buses and billboards in search of a sunlit, solitary perch. Quite far from greenery and white-barked trees she…