WELCOME TO THE WILD WORD

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The Wild Word is 5 years old!
Nightsongs

Irena Ioannou on women astronauts and the question of gender politics in space exploration

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COLUMNS

Soapbox

Soapbox

Mike Hembury on the urgent action needed by us all to fight the climate crisis

Head Above Water

Head Above Water

Tim Clark on the radical act of retiring and plotting his final exit as an employee

Spotlight

Spotlight

Maria Behan on memories of September 11th and the lessons of its aftermath

From the Inside

From the Inside

Ryan M. Moser on the meaning of liberty and the impact of its loss behind bars

Gaze

Gaze

Irena Ioannou on women astronauts and the question of gender politics in space exploration

5 YEARS OF THE WILD WORD

FICTION

CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Sara McAulay

Sara McAulay

Sara McAulay’s flash fiction story ‘Glacier’

CL Bledsoe

CL Bledsoe

CL Bledsoe’s creative non-fiction story ‘If You Love Someone’

POETRY

Shelby Lynn Lanaro

Shelby Lynn Lanaro

Shelby Lynn Lanaro’s poems ‘Liberation’ and If I Were Single’

Cleo Rohn

Cleo Rohn

Cleo Rohn’s poems ‘The First Time You See Him With Her’ and ‘The City is a Crossword Puzzle Half-Solved’

Erin Wilson

Erin Wilson

Erin Wilson’s poem ‘Poem Whispered to the Loved One’

Jennifer Tan

Jennifer Tan

Jennifer Tan’s poem ‘Escape from the Blue Garden’

Melody Wang

Melody Wang

Melody Wang’s poems ‘The Sea is Still Speaking to Me’ and ‘We Always Have Been’

Robin Neal

Robin Neal

Robin Neal’s poems ‘Beneath the Willow’ and ‘Pelagic’

Ryan Gibbs

Ryan Gibbs

Ryan Gibbs’s poems ‘am Main’ and ‘danke schön’

Sha Huang

Sha Huang

Sha Huang’s poem ‘All About Now’

Xe M. Sánchez

Xe M. Sánchez

Xe M. Sánchez’s poems ‘TO THESE BEACHES’ and ‘IF YOU WANT TO ESCAPE’

POETRY REVIEWS

Open Your Eyes Review

Open Your Eyes Review

Mike Hembury’s review of the poetry anthology ‘Open Your Eyes’ edited by Vinita Agrawal

WHAT WE LOVE

Nina Hynes song ‘Looking For You’ from her new album ZAP! Buy here.

‘Growler Rising’ by Dee Mulrooney

Our editor Kusi Okamura on the Secret Library podcast on the need for writers over 40

Music online with Mick Hembury and Jenka Bühler

Yin Yoga in your sitting room with Erinbell Fanore

Rufus Coates & Jess Smith’s ‘Modern Day Cathedral’

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