Via-Vulpes by Sarah Doyle



Sarah Doyle is the Pre-Raphaelite Society’s Poet-in-Residence. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway College, University of London, and has been published widely in magazines, journals and anthologies. She won first prize in the WoLF Poetry Competition and Holland Park Press’s Brexit in Poetry 2019; was a runner-up in the Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize 2019; and was highly commended in the Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry and in the Best Single Poem category of the Forward Prizes 2018. She is (with Allen Ashley) co-editor of Humanagerie, an anthology of animal-inspired poetry and fiction, published by Eibonvale Press in 2018. Sarah is currently researching a PhD in the poetics of meteorology at Birmingham City University.


























street-fox is


brindle-backed beggar

omnivorous opportunist

singer of street-songs    sodium lit

disdainer of dogs

big-town barker

shitter of garden-shingle shit


street-fox is


switch-tail swagger


shifty smoothy    shed invader


bin-bag bandit

take-away detritus raider


street-fox is


cautious cartography


private pavement pitter-patter


roughneck riff-raff

champion charmer    chat-up chatter


street-fox is




predator     prey     pest    player

rusty robber

fighter and fucker

stinker    stalker     long-term-stayer


street-fox is



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