Jen Hughes Writing
Words and Music at MILK
Artistic Melodrama in A Minor
Image by Jen Hughes
Inspired by a modern art piece in Wellington that I didn't understand.
Published in Idle Ink (April 2017)
February 9th 2017
Image from Wix
I wrote this short poem for my boyfriend when I realised I wanted to settle down with him.
Published by Quail's Bell (October 2021)
Is Love A Violent Feeling?
Image by Sophie McNicol
A fraught yet defensive love poem.
CW: gory imagery
Published in Minus Paper (August 2016)
I Write Because
Image by Robyn Watt
My part in a collaborative piece 'Why I Write' as part of a spoken word collaboration project at Toonspeak in February 2018. Also a part of Keep On Spinning chapbook.
Archived on my website (March 2018)
Braces are the worst, am I right?
Archived from Oletangy Review (Winter 2016)
Plenty of Fish
Sea life puns ahoy! An apology of sorts to the first guy I dated through Plenty of Fish.
Published in Quail's Bell (October 2021)
Image from NASA on Unsplash
A short poem about the Mars Rovers. Also part of Keep On Spinning chapbook.
Published in Headstuff (February 2021)
I wrote this poem for my mother when I was first starting as a performance poet in my late teens.
Published in Idle Ink (August 2017)
Tae A Fermer
Image by Dazz Draws
A Mouse's response to Tae A Mouse by Robert Burns. My first poem in Scots.
Published in Ogilvie Review (September 2017)
This Gives Me Closure
Image by George Avill
An address to an ex who made me feel exploited. My first prose poem.
Archived from Inventives Magazine (~2018)
A poem about the (un)importance of my possessions.
Published in Ariel Chart (September 2017)