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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Maria lives in Liverpool where she writes and makes textile art, and from where she travels with a suitcase of diaries and a head full of poems and stories. She recently graduated from Lancaster University and has work in a range of printed and online journals.

Maria Isakova Bennett


Making Music at Folly Farm

Tonight I drive to the farm
along a tree-lined roller-coaster road –

the sky, a careless undresser,
throws off her purple coat,

sheds her Versace ra-ra.
Her lilac ribbons criss-cross

in a breeze from the Isis. I lie
on the patchwork of land

beneath the naked sky
and hear him tuning up.