The Medley

is a twice-a-year literary journal run by the students of Hansraj College, University of Delhi. It is a repository of stories, poems and essays sent to us from around the world since 2018.


I apologize for all that I disturb when I'm out walking. Sorry, flock of starlings. for interrupting your feast. I regret, young German Shepherd, that my presence set you off barking. I’m a most repentant man when it comes to the grass I trample, the flowers I brush aside, the sidewalk cement that takes the full weight of me and the glass storefront that must endure a wretched, forlorn breath. And people, don't get me started on people. All of my remorse goes out to the strangers who must step aside, disrupt their pleasant thoughts for a moment or two of pavement traffic cop. And, worse still, is when I come across someone I know. Add the time for acknowledgement, for talk, worse still, for later arrangements, to the great act of contrition: me being in their life. Would you believe some even love me. They even love the poor example I set.

John Grey

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in Sheepshead Review, Stand, Poetry Salzburg Review and Red Weather. Latest books, “Covert” “Memory Outside The Head” and “Guest Of Myself” are available through Amazon. Work upcoming in the McNeese Review, Rathalla Review and Open Ceilings.