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Poetry Happening—Victoria Kennefick

Eat or We Both Starve|Victoria Kennefick|Carcanet|ISBN: 9781800170704|€14


Burn Baby, Burn, by Victoria Kennefick

Did you know

that in Dante’s Inferno

those who are false

end up in the eighth circle?

I like to imagine you there

in that evil orbit 

weighed down and whipped 

while I sit mutely on the bus

and it’s still dark outside.

Thursdays are dull

usually I’m more forgiving but

darling, as the wheels go round

and round I’d thrill to hear 

your bones crunch underneath.


Read Liz Quirke on Victoria Kennifick’s new collection, Eat or We Both Starve (Carcanet) here

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