Forgive me, Augustine

Mortimer, Warren (2023) Forgive me, Augustine. Stand Magazine, 21 (3). pp. 56-57. Full text not available from this repository.

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Warren Mortimer's poem 'Forgive Me, Augustine' is published in the University of Leeds' Stand magazine issue 239 October - December 2023.

for these are times of white and tufty heat,
poplars spiking the asthmatic air,
a miracle of two crows shitting

with sniper-scope accuracy between
the smile bead and tear strip of my Coke,

Warren Mortimer completed a Creative Writing PhD at Lancaster University. His debut pamphlet, Fruit Knife Autopsy, was published by Green Bottle Press in 2022. His poems have been published in UK magazines, including The Moth, Magma, and Orbis. He won the 2023 Jane Martin Poetry Prize for ‘Forgive me, Augustine’ and ‘When We Moved to Morecambe’. He teaches creative writing at Lancaster University and the University of Cumbria.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Stand Magazine
Publisher: University of Leeds
ISSN: 0038-9366
Departments: Institute of Arts > Humanities
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Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2024 15:15
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