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Fossil (as published in Andromeda Spaceways)

Transfixed by desert heat
we scan the cliff once more
new techniques allow us
to find smaller and smaller variations
display greater detail
and so, next to the dinosaur bones
we found the stone tablet, embossed
and also, carved ever so finely
a flower blossom
so not a counting of prey killed
as found before
debate rages, but preliminary analysis
indicates the planets oldest love poem

Copyright © 2019 Kim Whysall-Hammond

This poem was first published in issue 76 of Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, September 2019.

Thank you Tom and Michelle!

Andromeda spaceways issue 76 cover


Drifting, helmet blown
lost past Heliopause
accidentally interstellar
no residual heat
bodily remains lost to space

Infinitesimal chance brings a finder
to discover the ice-corpse
to trace biologies, analyse metals

To look out across space
and wonder

Copyright © 2019 Kim Whysall-Hammond

‘Gift’ was first published by Utopia Science Fiction  in the October 2019 issue:



Time washes all clean

Washed ashore
bathed in pouring light
dissolving into sky
swashing across mud flats
in an infinity of loss
I am many and alone.
Vampire clouds gather above
come to subsume my part
into the whole.

Copyright © 2019 Kim Whysall-Hammond

‘Time washes all clean’ was first published in Issue 39 of the Irish poetry magazine ‘ The Blue Nib’ in September 2019

Poem published by Allegro poetry magazine

I’m delighted to tell you that my poem ‘Foundlings’  has been published by Allegro in their September 2020 issue: https://www.allegropoetry.org/p/issue-25-september-2020.html

Allegro Poetry Magazine is a UK based online magazine which is published twice a year, edited by the poet Sally Long.

Thank you Sally for accepting this little poem for your excellent History themed issue.

Two Poems in ‘New Towns’ Anthology

I’m delighted to tell you that I have two poems in an upcoming anthology from Wild Pressed Books.

New Towns is an anthology of place writing edited by Robert Francis, focused on the new towns that were created in the second half of the 20th century. The collection offers a diverse range of  perspectives and forms from established and upcoming writers.

My two poems Glimpse and Winter in Concrete are about Bracknell in Berkshire, where I have worked at two different times in my career. Thank you Robert for including my poems.

The New Towns Anthology is now available for pre-order on the Wild Pressed Website, with a publication date anticipated for September. You can pre-order at  http://www.wildpressedbooks.com/new-towns1.html

We’re defining New Towns by those associated with the New Towns Act 1946, and the subsequent waves of development following the Second World War: the waves of 1946, 1961-64 and 1967-70. These towns were designed to alleviate housing shortages by expanding into the UK’s Green Belt and areas considered “overspill” close to large cities. That said, some already existing conurbations were designated with New Town status during these waves, this included town planning and housing projects in keeping with the design and ethos of the wider projects. This anthology is a glimpse at a handful of sites that all share similar histories, social and cultural make-up, and founding principles.​”