Cadaverine Magazine

The best new poetry, prose and non-fiction from emerging writers under 30

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I wax and I wane.
The luminary, I,
peering from the foreground of foliage

Songs so Death will love me by Tabitha Huff

I wax and I wane.
The luminary, I,
peering from the foreground of foliage

Sep, 30 · in Poetry
Tom lingered a while, his eyes still transfixed by the dark water. He wasn’t sure he could go any nearer. He felt his hand clench on the thin wooden fence that stood between him and the steep decline to the lake, and the clouds obscured the sun. He wondered how many men he had killed that day.

The Story of Two Rainfalls

Tom lingered a while, his eyes still transfixed by the dark water. He wasn’t sure he could go any nearer. He felt his hand clench on the thin wooden fence that stood between him and the steep decline to the lake, and the clouds obscured the sun. He wondered how many men he had killed that day.

Sep, 19 · in Prose

Black Country – A Review by Phoebe Power

‘Up we go         up’ (‘Carmella’): Allow yourself to be lifted on the wings of Liz Berry’s language and love. The achievement of this stunning debut lies in the power and depth of its compassion for ...

Sep, 22 · in News,Reviews
Opened all the books, 
so comfortable with levitation
that we slept it off

Three poems by Lucy Wilkinson Yates

Opened all the books,
so comfortable with levitation
that we slept it off

Sep, 26

Black Country – A Review by Phoebe Power

‘Up we go         up’ (‘Carmella’): Allow yourself to be lifted on the wings of Liz Berry’s language and love. The achievement of this stunning debut lies in the power and depth of its compassion for ...

Sep, 22
but today feels like it’s on some kind 
of screen all I can do is watch as I
say the same things in a number of
suspiciously familiar scenes

life’s less fun when it lacks mystery by Phil Jones

but today feels like it’s on some kind
of screen all I can do is watch as I
say the same things in a number of
suspiciously familiar scenes

Sep, 22
totally intoxicated
just as he was undressing in my room
late that night...

Three Poems by Billy Frierson

totally intoxicated
just as he was undressing in my room
late that night…

Sep, 19