Finished Creatures

Finished Creatures

Precarious times call for more poetry: more ecopoetry, more political poetry, more poems of beauty and daring. 

Finished Creatures is a new platform for emerging and experienced poets: an independent, no profit, printed magazine, carefully produced with an eye for detail and originality.

Here you will find poets engaging with the realities of the Anthropocene. You’ll find work that considers human and non-human beings with equal interest and affinity, and which sometimes explores the territory in between.  

Alongside environmental concerns and ecopoetry are poems that draw on personal experience, politics, myth and science to express something new and restless.  

Issue three – Balance –  has just been published and is available to buy direct from the publisher (see all details below). Thank you to all who submitted work for consideration.

Issue four – Stranger – will be an exciting collaborative project – guest edited by Corrupted Poetry.  Submissions open on July 1st and close at midnight July 31st.  Full details of how and where to send your work can be found here:

Corrupted Poetry

Please stay safe and well. 

Finished Creatures

Issue three: Balance

The theme for issue three is Balance: ecological, geopolitical, physical, personal and metaphorical.  Poems of equality and its loss; equilibrium and its absence; stability and insecurity; empathy and apathy. Poems that weigh, correlate, adjust – considering all that hangs in the balance.  Published in May 2020

Jill Abram  / Akhim Alexis / Isabelle Baafi / Heidi Beck / Julian Bishop / Sharon Black / Stephen Bone / Claire Booker /  Rachel Bower / Matt Bryden / Sue Burge / Diana Cant / Katherine Collins / Claire Collison / Martyn Crucefix /        Kerry Darbishire / Caroline Davies / Claire Dyer / Josh Ekroy / Helena Fornells / Amlanjyoti Goswami / Katie Griffiths / Susannah Hart / Ramona Herdman / Tania Hershman / Hilaire / Christine Hollywood / Matt Howard / Joanna Ingham / Maria Isakova-Bennett / L Kiew / kin’d & kin’d / Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa / Christopher Lanyon / Aoife Lyall / Beth McDonough / Roy Marshall / Jenny Mitchell / Jessica Mookherjee / Kate Noakes / Jeremy Page / Kathy Pimlott / D A Prince / Martin Reed / Mat Riches / Hibah Shabkhez / Penelope Shuttle / Penny Sharman / Matthew M. C. Smith / Jeffery Sugarman / Laura Wainwright / Sarah Westcott / Jane Wheeler / Kate White / Christopher Williams / Alice Willitts / Margaret Wilmot

ORDER DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER: poetry@finishedcreatures.co.uk    Or via: www.paypal.me/creaturespoetrymag

£7 plus £1.50 UK p&p per copy

 

 

Issue two: Risk

Issue two: Risk

Risks of loss and gain, accident or adventure. The risk of losing creatures, plants, landscapes and seas; rights, words, lives and love. The risk of leaping, diving, embracing, defying. The risk of noticing and writing – or not.  

Published October 2019 

Jean Atkin / Dean Atta / Maria Isakova Bennett / Carole Bromley / Judy Brown / Sue Burge / Katherine Collins / Oliver Comins / Hannah Cooper-Smithson / Sarah Doyle / Patrick Deeley / Katy Evans-Bush / Charlotte Gann / Rebecca Gethin / James Goodman / Amlanjyoti Goswami / Joanna Ingham / Pamela Johnson / Tess Jolly / Lisa Kelly / Anna Kisby / Christopher Lanyon / Jane Lovell / Richie McCaffery / Rob A. Mackenzie / Caroline Maldonado / Lauren Mason / Cheryl Moskowitz / Diane Mulholland / Benedict Newbery / Jeremy Page / Mandy Pannett / Caleb Parkin / Michelle Penn / Rachel Playforth / Kushal Poddar / Laura Potts / Richard Price / Elvire Roberts / Mark Russell / Anna Saunders / Joel Scarfe / Penelope Shuttle / Richard Skinner / Paul Stephenson / Nic Stringer / Jeffery Sugarman / Christina Thatcher / Marion Tracy / Jonathan Totman / Kostya Tsolákis / Iain Twiddy / Becky Varley-Winter / Sarah Westcott / Jane Wheeler / Jane Wilkinson

ORDER DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER: poetry@finishedcreatures.co.uk   Or via: www.paypal.me/creaturespoetrymag

£7  plus £1.50 UK p&p per copy.  

Issue one: Airborne

Published in April 2019

Alastair Zangs / Anuja Ghimire / Asim Khan / Audrey Ardern-Jones / Becky Varley-Winter / Carole Bromley /Caroline Hammond /Charlotte Gann / Cheryl Moskowitz / Claire Collison /Claire Dyer/ Clare Best / Daphne Astor / EA Roberts / Fiona Larkin /Hannah Rose Woods/James Goodman /Jane Burn /Jane Lovell/Jane Wilkinson /Jean Hall /Jemma Borg / Jill Abram / Joel Scarfe / Judith Cair / Kate Noakes / Katherine McMahon /Katrina Naomi / Lesley Sharpe / Lisa Kelly / L  Kiew / Lydia Unsworth /  Marion Tracy / Martin Figura / Martin Nathan /  Matthew Stewart / Matt Howard / Michelle Penn / Oliver Comins / Paul Stephenson / Penny Sharman /Philip Gross /  Pippa Little /Rebecca Gethin / Richard Price / Robin Houghton/ Roy Marshall /Sallyanne Rock /  Sarah Doyle/ Susannah Hart / Suzannah Evans / Tim Youngs

ORDER DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER: poetry@finishedcreatures.co.uk   Or via:  www.paypal.me/creaturespoetrymag

£7  plus £1.50 UK p&p per copy.  

With the exception of essential printing costs, all time and expertise is given voluntarily. We welcome offers of time and skills for website development, digital marketing, production and administration.

The magazine’s General Editor and designer is Jan Heritage.  Jan has a publishing background and was Promotions Manager for Faber and Faber. Her work is widely published in UK magazines and anthologies.  She has MAs in American Literature (Sussex) and Creative Writing (Royal Holloway), where she specialised in Ecopoetics. 

Issue one: Airborne

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