‘Oxytocin’ by Betty Doyle

  It’s like nobody has ever done the dishes together before – on a Wednesday, with all the kitchen lights on and the moon huge, lemon-yellow. The quiet clatter of china meeting in the sink. The low hum of the fridge as its motor clicks in. I love these sounds, their taking place in the arrangement of our life, the simple way they present themselves … Continue reading ‘Oxytocin’ by Betty Doyle

Postscript from And Other Poems

The following poems and poets were nominated by And Other Poems for Best Single Poem in the 2019 Forward Prize for Poetry:   Chrissy Banks for ‘Things My Mother Said‘   Sarah Hymas for ‘Whale-boned Corset and Other Relics’   Kathy Pimlott for ‘As You Are 90, I Must Be 65’ I’m extremely pleased to say that Sarah Hymas’ poem ‘Whale-boned Corset and Other Relics’ … Continue reading Postscript from And Other Poems