‘After the Flood’

A poem by Paul Stubbs, published in Poetry Salzburg Review, No 12 – Autumn 2007, is now available online, in the Poetry Library‘s free access non-profit-making online archive of English 20th and 21st century poetry magazines.


“And as the one last species gasps

Its last, and the clouds like paper-bags implode,

our soothsayers they get it wrong

again; for the world it would look

different if we were to forever hold our breath;

and so if we are finally to nail things down here,

well then, no, death, that final

disease, it can have no remission.”

(After the Flood, excerpt)





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