The Tall Lighthouse
Abi Curtis

Abi Curtis Abi teaches creative writing at the University of Sussex. She studied at Exeter University and has a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing. She won an Eric Gregory Award in 2004, and her poetry has been published by The London Review of Books, Reactions, Magma, Seren and Stride. Her first full collection is published by Salt

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STOP PRESS - Unexpected Weather, Abi's debut full collection as winner

of the Crawshaw Pize 08 is now available from SALT (

congratulatuions to Abi from the tall-lighthouse family

Whether through her unusual choice of subjects, vocabulary, or her subtle shifts of rhythm and image, Abi Curtis renews the everyday in moving and surprising ways.
                                                                                                                            Andy Brown


A Power Cut from humbug


stopped short our quarrel.

You were wide-eyed and mid-vowel,

I was consoling the last of the bottle.

A loss of shadows brought

silence and a cryptic table-top. 

How many matches have we got?

Two, I think, and a crooked candle. 

They made an amber island of our table.

Strange objects stirred their angles on our shelves,

as though at night-time they had other selves.

Your arms: alive with optic-down,

half of you enhanced, the other: gone.

Shall we talk? I asked, and reached across,

mistaking your hand for the honey pot.

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