Phoebe Stuckes

Phoebe Stuckes

Phoebe Stuckes is a poet from Somerset. She has been a winner of the Foyle Young Poets award four times and is a Barbican Young Poet. She has performed at the Southbank Centre, Wenlock Poetry Festival and the Poetry Cafe, and was the Ledbury Festival young poet in residence in 2015. Her poetry has been published in The Missing Slate, Rising, The Morning Star and Ambit among others. 

Three spells

Lost boys, go home
I like my boring life.
I’m hard as silver
and you are a fleshy blood thing. Get out of my hands
and my inbox.

Mother deliver me from gin headaches, I’ve lost enough Sunday mornings
as it is. I’ve written enough
thank you notes and apology letters now is the time

for manifestos and songs.

Girl, have a peppermint tea and sleep on it.
Keep hold of your story like a dog on a lead.

Trust me, you’ll burn through these months like sage. 

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