New poem in Poetry Wales

So pleased my poem ‘Duplex’ (HIV Used to Be a Death Sentence) is in the summer issue of Poetry Wales, which you can pre-order here, alongside writing by Mary Jean Chan, Kate Clanchy, Hannah Lowe, Helen Mort and Marvin Thompson et al.

Thanks to editor Zoë Brigley for including this one, which takes its first line from an article published in TIME on World AIDS Day 2016.

The duplex is a wonderful form—‘a ghazal that is also a sonnet that is also a blues poem’—invented by American poet Jericho Brown. Jericho says more about the duplex here. You can read his ‘Duplex’ (A poem is a gesture toward home) here.

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