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Preview: 3 poems by Christina Thatcher on Anthropocene

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Preview: 3 poems by Christina Thatcher on Anthropocene

Read 3 poems from Christina's forthcoming 2020 poetry collection How to Carry Fire including the title poem on Anthropocene.


Conjure every fire you have ever read about—

London’s gutting, Brisbane’s breadless


factory, Boston’s burning. Remember

your aching home, the leftovers


of your childhood journals flaking

in the hot shell of your bedroom.


Christina Thatcher is a Creative Writing Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University. Her work has featured in over 40 publications including The London Magazine, Planet Magazine, The Interpreter’s House and more. Her first collection, More than you were, was published by Parthian Books in 2017 and her second collection, How To Carry Fire, is forthcoming with the same press in 2020. To learn more about Christina’s work please visit her website: christinathatcher.com or follow her on Twitter @writetoempower.