Sonnet 3: Flat Iron Square

DPS blur 03 Flat Iron Square

“No you are here to show you where: / ass-end of nowhere, you are square  / off the map”

• Tamar Yoseloff on Flat Iron Square: “These faces are like characters in a Beckett play, trapped inside the wood. They are like photos of lost children peering out from tabloids. The name Flat Iron Square suggests somewhere hard, featureless, without colour – I wanted to bring that notion of flatness back to the two-dimensional nature of those strange fly-poster faces.”

• Read a high resolution image of Flat Iron Square here
• The full sonnet sequence is published in Formerly, available here
Flat Iron Square has also appeared in the poetry anthology Adventures in Form, edited by Tom Chilvers (Penned in the Margins, £9.99, ISBN 978-1-908058-01-0)
• Listen to Tamar Yoseloff reading Flat Iron Square at the Poetry Library here