Abridged 0-47: A Many Splintered Thing

Jessica Traynor

I’m glad to have a poem featured in the latest issue of Abridged – a gorgeous magazine that pairs poetry with beautiful visual work. Their themes are always absolutely intriguing too, mixing literary awareness with an understanding of the (sometimes mystifying but often very interesting) language of visual art.

The theme this time round was ‘A Many Splintered Thing’ (yup, that’s from a Sisters of Mercy song), and my poem Long Winter is part of a longer sequence about the torturous and conflicted nature of love which I’m provisionally calling Imperfect Love Songs until the day comes when I Google it and discover it’s been used a million times before….

You can have a read of it here.

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