Roisin Agnew
Dark musings, new poetry, occasional fiction, irregular essays, edited/commissioned by Roisin Agnew
Created 09 Feb 2021
  • Dear Owen Wilson/Eli Cash,
    16 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    Dear Eli Cash, Hello beautiful. I remember your interview where you said that everyone knows that General Custer died at the battle of Little Bighorn, but you were writing a book that was like, “Right...
  • Late Sleep Early
    22 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 4 3
    As I sit down to write this, I’m coming off the back of 25 hours straight at work. Because my job takes place in a registered care home that provides 24/7 care, ‘breaks’ aren’t really a thing. Sometim...
  • Everybody's mouth was a zero
    07 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    La Notte, Michelangelo Antonioni. 1961. Twelfth-Stepping the Minotaur 1. No matter how wasted Carlos got, he’d drop a pin. The Google Maps line was a red tangle through alleys more dank with piss-smel...
  • Soft bruised and pelted raw
    31 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe is a really good emailer and poet, but not in that order. Talking to Tim MacGabhann (who we’ll publish next week) about new Irish poets, he recommended I comb the internet for her ...
  • Like being a woman or proximate to milk
    04 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Hannah Regel’s first poetry collection, Oliver Reed, came out during the middle of last year’s most rancid moment, when recklessness and remorse seemed to be the only two emotional planes available to...
  • Dear Owen Wilson, I'm reading Cool For You
    02 Jul 2021 • 9 min read • 2 0
    Dear Owen, I’m back home with my parents. I haven’t been to Rome in 10 months, a long time for an only child not to visit. It’s 33 degrees, officially summer. I’m reading Eileen Myles’s Cool For You. ...
  • A love letter to Elliott Gould 1969 - 1974
    27 May 2021 • 11 min read • 3 0
    What has happened to cinephilia during the pandemic? Cinematic desire has always changed with the film industry and the technologies available to it. There are many kinds of desire at work when we wat...
  • Unpoliced and unwashed
    26 Apr 2021 • 7 min read • 4 0
    I miss the weirdos of my past. In the endless waves of nostalgia that have defined the plague, I loiter in lost weirdness: the discomforting thrills of unhygienic squats, sharing drinks with sweaty st...
  • Dear Owen Wilson, I'm reading A Nazi Word For A Nazi Thing
    16 Apr 2021 • 2 min read
    The Thatcher Illusion Dear Owen, It’s spring again, I guess and I’ve somehow ended up with ‘Springtime for Hitler and Germany’ in my head (‘winter for Poland and France’). I’m not sure why, I’ve never...
  • Kandace Siobhan Walker: There Is A Man
    02 Apr 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    I saw Kandace Siobhan Walker for the first time two years ago, opening for Jack Underwood and Wayne Holloway Smith at the Hannah Barry Gallery. She was quiet and powerful, the images in her poems fizz...
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