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Issue 9 Contents and Editor's Note

The Colour of Spring by Tzu-Chun Chang

  1. Peaceful by Georgia Hilton

  2. Tundra by Mary Ford Neal

  3. Caldo Verde (Soup with Collard Greens) by Paul Stephenson

  4. On Doubt / A Pair of Blue Eyes by JLM Morton

  5. He Asks Her If She Wants Pretty Little Things by Shikha S. Lamba

  6. Lump by Bex Hainsworth

  7. Prayer by Andy Stager

  8. Banditry by Glenis Moore

  9. Nocturnal by Eva Eliav

  10. The Gardener by Melissa Sutaris

  11. Bob by John Newton Webb

  12. Splinter-Voice Echo by Ren Pike

  13. The Plan of the Facades by Fiona Pitt-Kethley

  14. Near Shores by Frank C. Modica

  15. Hello Finsbury Park by Penny Sarmada

  16. Charm by Fiona Theokritoff

  17. Election Night by Dana Knott

  18. Gloss by Frances Boyle

  19. Accepting Geraniums by Madeleine French

  20. Scanning Venus by Louise Longson

  21. Summer’s Still by M. Anne Alexander

  22. Never Look Back by Mary Ford Neal

Welcome to Issue 9 of Dust Poetry Magazine, in which you will find 22 new poems by some fantastic poets.

The gorgeous spring image on our cover is by illustrator and picturebook maker, Tzu-Chun Chang, who says the aim of her work is to "capture the magic of the mundane, and to tell stories about difficult subjects in an approachable way". Her debut author-illustrator picturebook Today is the Day, was selected for the 2022 Bologna Ragazzi Award: The BRAW Amazing Bookshelf. If you would like to see more of Chun's work, head to her website: and her Instragram @chunchun.c_ , she is also on Twitter @TzuChunChang_ .

Thank you to Chun and to each of our poets, it's an honour to be able to feature all of this work in Dust. Thank you too, to everyone who submitted poetry for the issue, and to everyone who continues to support and encourage Dust, on and offline.

I hope you enjoy these poems.

Tara Wheeler

Founder and Editor

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