Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Call for Entries Countdown: Poet Lucienne Kim Flavell

There is just over one month left to enter the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award, which supports and publishes creative talent from around the world in an aim to champion emerging and established writers. We highlight those longlisted from the latest award, which include Lucienne Kim Flavell author of Borders, published in the poetry section of the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award.

Flavell lives in Crawley, West Sussex. She has been published in Poetic Republic: Poems To Talk About, Mslexia and Writing Magazine. She won a Highly Commended Award in The Poetry Box International Competition and a Commended Award in the Poetry Pulse Annual Competition. Flavell also runs a poetry workshop called Making the Ordinary Extraordinary and has recently won the Leading The Way Award for teaching poetry.


I found myself
snowed in with you.

I slept in your bed,
in week old sheets.

In the morning, I showered
with your boyfriend’s soap.

You opened
the bathroom door;

your breath caught in your throat.
Your lips parted
at the starkness of my skin.

Later, we trudged through snow
until we reached the crossroad

where you held me
a few seconds longer
than you should have.

I realised
as you walked away

the intoxicating scent
of the three of us,
lingered on me.

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1. Courtesy of Alan Levine.


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