‘At the end of each song he lays the saxophone on his lap, leans over and spits into a tin bucket. The floorboards under his chair are worn from years of heels tapping syncopated rhythms. His toe breaks through the sole of the boot, yet the shine remains jet black and sharp…’

Christmas Photographs: A New Poem by Lesley Burt

Lesley Burt lives in Christchurch, Dorset. Her poetry has been published online, in magazines and anthologies including Tears in the Fence, The Interpreters House, Sarasvati, The Cinnamon Anthology, Long Exposure and Lancaster University’s Flash. Her chapter, ‘Considering connotation: the impact and implications of language in poetry’ is included in Teaching Creative Writing (2012) ed. Elaine Walker.

Three Collage Poems by Helen Ivory

Helen Ivory is a poet and assemblage/collage artist. Her fourth Bloodaxe Books collection is ‘Waiting for Bluebeard’. She edits the webzine Ink Sweat & Tears, and is Course Director and teaches for the UEA/ WCN creative writing programme. A collaborative Tarot pack with the artist Tom de Freston is forthcoming from Gatehouse Press in Winter 2015, and a book of collage cut-up poems from Knives Forks and Spoons Press in Spring 2016.

Two Poems by Dairena Ní Chinnéide

Dairena Ní Chinnéide is a bilingual poet from the Dingle Peninsula in south-west Ireland, where she lives and works. Among her seven published poetry collections are the bilingual ‘An Trodaí & Dánta Eile / The Warrior and Other Poems” by Cló Iar Chonnacht and her most recent Irish language work ‘ Cloithear Aistear Anama’ by Coiscéim. She has represented Ireland at numerous festivals, conferences and readings throughout Ireland, in Europe and the U.S.A.

Long Exposure Magazine: Front Cover Opportunity

For our next issue, Long Exposure Magazine is seeking photography or visual art based on the theme of ‘Movement’. The representation of movement, such as the play of light, the movement of animals or the actions of figures, have been a long standing preoccupation for the techniques of creative writing and the visual arts. The […]

Long Exposure Magazine, Issue 3: Call for Submissions

Submissions are now open for our third issue! So far, the magazine has been fortunate enough to engage with and publish fascinating collaborations between creative writing and the visual arts, and we continue our interest in this type of project, whatever media is involved. We are always open to new projects being brought to our […]