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You are invited to Lucent Dreaming’s first ever poetry contest. We are looking for poems that reflect on the relationship between people and power, which may include topics like human rights, corruption, the environment, sexism, racism, activism, Brexit, law-making/law-breaking, free speech, bodily autonomy/integrity, politics, oligarchy, etc.… Read More Enter our free poetry contest!

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Threads of a Soft Language by Fatma Latif (Lucent Dreaming Issue 4)

loneliness is inescapable. its roughness persists within, notice your detachment in an alienating prison of unforgettable past. some of us are lost in confusion, to the extent in a belief we deserve that. we attempt letting go. we test the waters, hardly ever do we plunge in. childhood is funny now, we had not the… Read More Threads of a Soft Language by Fatma Latif (Lucent Dreaming Issue 4)

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Armchair Explorer by A C Clarke (Lucent Dreaming Issue 4)

The maps were the gift of the place Roger Harvey Inside the stiff bound books, their spines still unbroken, the once bright paper has mellowed to ochre; the inks which shaded boundaries between black coast, blue sea, have sunk their difference in a sepia concordat. Europe resembles a child’s drawing. Eastward Asia is named. Southward… Read More Armchair Explorer by A C Clarke (Lucent Dreaming Issue 4)

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You Left me a Gift by Karoline Yesterdaye (Lucent Dreaming Issue 3)

the graft triggered a recall of youthful dowries charm// cultivated into a resourceful beauty wafts of grace floated past a table// her vanity ran past a mirror fielded in an exchange of foreign features in the morning feels new again you gifted me this as I dreamt slowly between the auras of the world treasuring… Read More You Left me a Gift by Karoline Yesterdaye (Lucent Dreaming Issue 3)