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Lucent Dreaming 2020 Poetry and Short Story Contest Winners Announced!

After one of the toughest judging periods in our 3+ year history, we are proud to announce the winners of Lucent Dreaming’s 2020 Poetry and Short Story contests. Read the winning poems and short stories below, and in our upcoming 8th issue. Our winning pieces comprise the judges’ unforgettable favourites, often timely, some dark, and… Read More Lucent Dreaming 2020 Poetry and Short Story Contest Winners Announced!

In the Spotlight, Uncategorized

Holly Peters in the Spotlight

Holly Peters, whose poem ‘The Rose Tower’ is published in issue 6 of Lucent Dreaming, currently lives in Plymouth and studies English Literature with Publishing at university. She currently holds the position of Plymouth Young Laureate for 2019/20. Her favourite writing companions are her bow-tie-wearing spaniels: Dotty and Booby. You can usually find her curled… Read More Holly Peters in the Spotlight

Poetry, Uncategorized

Sorrow Sweet by Kaila Gallacher (Lucent Dreaming Issue 7)

she’s sorrow sweet serpentine saviors see a scarred, scared, silly, little girl prey for stealthy sacrament, she won’t be missedwill be savoureddelectably simple mindedher sacrificial skin—becomes silk soft shame, she, they claim; stroking, slithering, stealing but she, a simple soul, holds a softer strength one that endures after sacrifice, slithering snakes fleestriking wagers with any devil to hide in… Read More Sorrow Sweet by Kaila Gallacher (Lucent Dreaming Issue 7)

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Helen Rear in the Spotlight

Helen Rear, whose poem ‘Buzzwords’ is published in issue 7 of Lucent Dreaming, is an English Literature and Creative Writing student at Bangor University. Her work has been published by Agenda, Popshot and Scrittura Magazine, among others; she has also been short-listed for the Poetry Space Competition (2018) and the Barren Press Poetry Contest (2019). During her free… Read More Helen Rear in the Spotlight

Poetry, Uncategorized

We Don’t Need None by Tim Fab-Eme (Lucent Dreaming Issue 7)

Momma pulls out a can of kidee permpins my two-year-old sis down between her kneesand smears her head, complaining, strand after strand; I join Angela-Davis murmuring we don’t need none; she says fine people have straight hair, smoothas a mirror, not the thorns and thistles we wear on our heads like hooded vultures, points tiny white girls… Read More We Don’t Need None by Tim Fab-Eme (Lucent Dreaming Issue 7)