‘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 […]

Long Exposure Magazine, Issue 2, Upcoming Release

The second issue of Long Exposure Magazine will be made available online from this Friday, 19th June. The edition is focused on a variety of eastern poetic and artistic forms, and features the collaborative work of Ron Rosenstock and Gabriel Rosenstock, combining haiku and photography, a sequence based on the art of Hiroshige, several examples […]

Negro Quarter, Tupelo, Mississippi, March 1936: A New Poem by William Doreski

Negro Quarter, Tupelo, Mississippi, March 1936 The barn-slab of board and batten must be a house: tin roof propped above the porch, four over four window, wood shingles clumsy as a mouthful of store-bought teeth. The whole thing slants to the left, toward a courthouse white against white sky. The slim black man in neat […]

Provisional cover for the upcoming issue, featuring Haiga art work by Gabriel Rosenstock and Ion Codrescu. Submissions for our Eastern poetic forms specialism as well as other textual and visual work remain open. See our submissions guidelines for further details.

Long Exposure Magazine, Issue 2: Call For Submissions

The Haiku Edition The Haiku has become a widely used daily exercise to keep us working with language, its syllabics offering the challenge of condensing and paring back an observation or train of thought to its essentials. It is also a form which connects with common place or spontaneous observations, such as those on a […]

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Self Portrait: A New Poem by Eric Nicholson

I cannot find myself in a threatening form with bird’s head. I stand naked on a beach. I was of two selves and met my other self walking towards me down a familiar street. Art’s created from heart’s blood. I paint Self Portrait in Hell, a blood vessel bursts in my eye. My relationship with […]