POEM

NWR Issue 114

Jessica Mookherjee


Waterlogged, overtaken by tides, swamped clay,
sinking in soil that makes me homesick,

near an estuary. I think I see paddy fields growing
in Llanrhidian Marsh. I paint my face with mud.

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Jessica Mookherjee is a poet of Bengali origin. She grew up in Wales and now lives in Kent. She has been published in many print and online journals including Agenda, Interpreter’s House, The North, Rialto, Under the Radar and Antiphon. Her pamphlet, The Swell, was published by Telltale Press in 2016. Her poems appear in various anthologies including Templar 2016, Eyewear’s Best of British and Irish Poets 2017 and Paper Swans’ Chronicles of Eve. She won the Paragram Prize in 2016 for her poem ‘The Beast’.



       


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