April Hill is a Chinese/British lesbian poet and writer concerned with intimacies, and has previously been published in We Were Always Here by Queer Words Project Scotland, Multiverse by Shoreline of Infinity, and the second edition of Umbrellas of Edinburgh by Russell Jones and Claire Askew, as well as by magazines 404 Ink and Zarf Poetry.
She has also featured on BBC The Social, and is currently studying literature in Glasgow and Amsterdam.
THE RED EGO by April Hill
This short collection of poems explores themes of identity, sexual trauma, and redemption within a lesbian relationship through the conflicting dimensions of The Red Ego, a furiously vulnerable alter-ego.
I am not a God,
but I drink from my own cup. Blood
rimmed mouth, I become a red circle.
A waterfall that pours
back into itself. Infinity. Two holes.
Some people call this an ego.
Some call it a