Gimme Gimme

They asked for light;

I gave them day.

They said, ‘Too bright!’;

I gave them night.

Luigi Coppola is a teacher and poet in London and a graduate of English & Creative Writing from Warwick University. He has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize twice, appears in The Tree Line anthology from Worple Press and poems have appeared in various print and online publications.

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‘Chibi Luigi’ drawing by Keeley Coppola, for other art and info: keeleycoppola.blogspot.co.uk

Online Poems:

The Etymology of the Word 'Yes'

The poem can be read here

appearing in issue 87 of Acumen

The Prank

The poem can be read here in the Stride Magazine

Listen to a reading of the poem here

She Played Piano

& View

Published in The Road Not Taken journal

Spring 2018

Our Evolution

The poem can be read in issue 20 of Antiphon

A reading was also published on their blog

Slapsies

The First Snowing on Howard and Anne

Jump into the inches and forget how to swim

& When I Have Time

Four poems published at Softblow

Francis Finds Himself in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time

& Sorry We Missed You

Published in issue 47 of Otoliths (image by Mark Shuttleworth)

The Anthrophobe Meets The Bashibazouk

Published at the Uut Poetry ezine.

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Old World Map

after Carta Marina by Olaus Magnus, 1539

Gimme Gimme

The poem can be read here at

The Asses of Parnassus

The Paris Agreement

The poem can be read at Poets Reading the News

Section Responsibility

The poem can be read here in Snakeskin, issue 231

Listen to a reading of the poem here

Coasters

Published at One Sentence Poems April 2017

Stutter

& Margaret

Read the poems here and here

Published at Eunoia Review April 2017

Business Trip,

Cædmon Sings a Different Tune

& First Book Blues

The 3 poems can be read here in morphrog 14

My Family's Guide To Manners On First Meetings

The poem can be read

here in Lighten Up, issue 35

Listen to a reading of the poem here

The Rat and Pigeon Just Before Dawn

& Pronghorn

The two poems can be read here in

The Ofi Press Magazine, issue 50

Listen to a reading of the poems here and here

The Crack

The poem can be read here at Ink, Sweat and Tears

Self-Portrait

The poem can be read here at Algebra of Owls

The Nothings

The poem can be read at The Strange Poetry webpage

Listen to a reading of the poem here

That Apple

& Project Day

Both poems can be found in issue 30 of Gold Dust

Published, on a cake, by Poetry Digest

Listen to a reading here

From Down Here

Published in Fourteen, issue 9

Listen to a reading here

'From Down Here' can also be found

at the Poetry Library's website

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Ode to Chess

after A Hopeless Case by George Goodwin Kilburne

The poem can be read here at The Ekphrastic Review

The Choice

after Dali’s ‘Ampurdanese Landscape’

The poem can be read here at The Ekphrastic Review

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ON THE BUSES WITH PHILIP LARKIN

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‘TEACHER LIGHTED A CANDLE IN CLASS!’

Both poems published in The High Window Poetry Review

December 2017 (image by Mark Shuttleworth)

Some Days

a found poem accepted for publication by UnLost Journal, 2017

Someone Put Bubble Bath in the Town Centre Fountain

The poem can be read in issue 31 of Gold Dust

Cactus, Distractions, Rendezvous & My Shadow

4 poems due to be published in Neon early 2019

Print Only Publications

Tree, Bird, Plane, Cloud, Sky, Moon

Published in 'The Tree Line' anthology

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Blinds

Published in Magma 65

The Morse Code Boy

& Autograph of a Thief

Both poems published in Iota 90

Listen to readings here and here

One Last Confusing Question for Andrew

& Mixer

Both poems published in Orbis 157

Listen to readings here and here

Mixer can also be found on my poetry leaflet

'Manifesto' (after Résumé by Dorothy Parker)

first published in The Frogmore Papers 81

Listen to a reading of the poem here

Can also be found on my poetry leaflet

Animals

Published in South 46

Can also be found on my poetry leaflet

An Italian Learning French in England

Published in Equinox 25

The Eyes of Cows

Published in Anon 8

Listen to a reading here

Can also be found on my poetry leaflet

Art by Mark Shuttleworth

To Understand

Published in Rialto 74

Listen to a reading of the poem here

New Winters

Published in Other Poetry

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Bukowski and I

Published in THE SHOp Summer 2013

Listen to a reading here

Slam the Slammer

Published in Pennine Platform

Listen to a reading here