Cadaverine Magazine

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

We believe in showcasing contemporary, innovative and original new writing from the next generation of literary talent.
Years wear upon them: physiques scoured by saltwater,
blistered burnt-orange with saffron welts,
corroded a gradient of rusty sunset.

Effigies by Simon Middleton

Years wear upon them: physiques scoured by saltwater,
blistered burnt-orange with saffron welts,
corroded a gradient of rusty sunset.

Jul, 18 · in Poetry
I was named “Martin” for my great-grandfather on my dad’s side; his full name was Luther Martin Griffin.

Amarillo Zoo by Marty Adamsmith

I was named “Martin” for my great-grandfather on my dad’s side; his full name was Luther Martin Griffin.

Jul, 27 · in Prose

Humbert Summer – A Review by Eli Goldstone

  Amy Blakemore has been named winner of Foyles Young Poets of the Year twice, in 2007 and 2008. Many of the poems in her debut collection, Humbert Summer, were written while Blakemore was still ...

Jul, 28 · in News,Non-Fiction,Reviews
Years wear upon them: physiques scoured by saltwater,
blistered burnt-orange with saffron welts,
corroded a gradient of rusty sunset.

Effigies by Simon Middleton

Years wear upon them: physiques scoured by saltwater,
blistered burnt-orange with saffron welts,
corroded a gradient of rusty sunset.

Jul, 18
He won't talk about the harvest. I suppose
he is scared; with his hair bright as corn

in its sleepy rows, slicked back
to the sunset,

God of Salt by Claudia Downs

He won’t talk about the harvest. I suppose
he is scared; with his hair bright as corn

in its sleepy rows, slicked back
to the sunset,

Jul, 16
It wasn’t until my head hit
the low kitchen windowsill one morning
and the crack sent you scattering, that I recognised –
amongst the bruised apple brown
of your cluster – why.

Starlings by Ian Walker

It wasn’t until my head hit
the low kitchen windowsill one morning
and the crack sent you scattering, that I recognised –
amongst the bruised apple brown
of your cluster – why.

Jul, 10

Kissing Angles by Sarah Fletcher – A Review

In a lively debut pamphlet of poems from Dead Ink Books, the already award-winning British-American poet, Sarah Fletcher, offers up intricately imagined stories of boxers, lads, lovers and dreamers. Kissing Angles takes off in those poems ...

Jul, 08