Hester Bradley: April 2019 Poet of the Month
Photo: Joanna C. Valente

Photo: Joanna C. Valente

phone notes: a poem


therapist thinks

lying on the grass listening to music reading and drinking

beer is hiding from life whereas I consider that

living life

to the full


groove is defined my imperfection

pay attention to the things that embarrass you


my body is a temple

people come in me and praise god


is this a feeling or do I have cramps?

I’m always falling in love when travelling on trains

so many beautiful people and you’re

allowed to stare ostensibly at

platform information


music is

mindfulness is

poetry is


Hester Bradley (Hesbrad) is a writer from Leicester in the United Kingdom. Hesbrad is into between-spaces, gender and sexual fluidity, and people turning into animals. Hesbrad is finishing a PhD at Oxford Brookes University on the moon and its resistance to heterosexual monogamy in early modern drama. They have published poetry in Aesthetica magazine. You can find them on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hesbrad/?hl=en