Paper Portent When the poet from Porto lost his treasured notebook his head started to feel like a blood-filled bath. It wasn’t the loss of shopping list or the plot for his next novel that most preoccupied the mind, just the writerly thought about the paper-based metaphor for death. Asparagus Dreams In my dream I was attempting to eat asparagus without cutlery or a full set of teeth; a futile exercise, as it turns out.
Bio: Henry is a writer, poet and mental health essayist based in Somerset in the UK. He has a PhD in literature and creative writing from the University of Birmingham. His latest poetry collection, Psychobabble and Snake Oil, is a collaboration about mental health with Dutch artist Marcel Herms and is available from Egalitarian Publishing.