Dorothy Lehane

Dorothy Lehane is the author of Ephemeris (Nine Arches Press, 2014) and Places of Articulation (dancing girl press 2014) and she is the founding editor of Litmus Publishing, a press exploring the intersection between science and literature. Her pamphlet Umwelt is forthcoming with Leafe Press. Her PhD research explores social, ethical and perceptual questions surrounding permission and authorship in representational poetic practice. Her poetry examines questions concerning cultural encounters and embodied responses in the practice of disability poetry. She has read her work to audiences at the Science Museum, Wellcome Trust, the Barbican, the Roundhouse and BBC Radio Kent. Recent poetry and reviews appear in the SALT anthology Best British Poetry 2015, Shearsman, Tears in the Fence and Long Poem Magazine.

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The throaty oesophageal tissue dislodges as if to say here be nourishment & battle Keep going & Peer at the womb that haemorrhages post-coitally Remove the tube & it’s still a sticky mess So fraught & such Arcadia Didn’t you …

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& here have arrived the days of Hillary Clinton quizzed over Benghazi attacks Count the marriage lines Each regrettable error Too polite for the Semester to end this way This devastating Man at your knees humour Rouse suspicions with a …

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I am finished with beauty & money Close the gap between us which is imaginary but nonetheless I’ll put your position into my poem: Luton Premier Inn with temporomandibular jaw I may never share my google calendar again The scars …

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