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Louise Wilford

Louise Wilford has published more than 100 poems and short stories and has won, or been shortlisted for, several competitions, most recently the Arts Quarterly Prize and the MereFest Poetry Prize. She comes from Yorkshire and is also a teacher and examiner of English literature.

When you love, my love, like a rattlesnake, like a last mistake, like the fog on the hills, like the wild goose calls that slice and scour —

when your blood, my love, when your wild blood wakes, when the old love seeps through the purple walls and the sense unspools in the mind’s hot wire –

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