NEW POETRY BY MARY CATHERINE KINNIBURGH AND DAVID LINKLATER

MARY CATHERINE KINNIBURGH is a doctoral student at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center, where she studies spatiality in medieval literature and modern poetics, as well as digital methodologies for literary study.… Continue reading

“WHAT’S UNINTELLIGIBLE ISN’T SILENT”: Zoë Skoulding’s “The Museum of Disappearing Sounds”

Zoë Skoulding The Museum of Disappearing Sounds (Seren, 2013) By Calum Gardner Are there in language, and in poetry, natural things? Some of the findings of linguistics and biology suggest that the human brain and larynx… Continue reading

THE SOUND OF SILENCE: ANA BLANDIANA’S ‘MY NATIVE LAND A4′

Ana Blandiana, My Native Land A4 (Bloodaxe, 2014 [2010]). Trans. Paul Scott Derrick and Viorica Patea. by Matt MacDonald Coming to this collection as an outsider, to both the native language of the poems and… Continue reading

“THE LINES WE WRITE”: Middleton and Dekker’s Co-Written Pamphlets

Suzanne Gossett ed., Thomas Middleton in Context, (Cambridge University Press, 2011) Gary Taylor and Trish Thomas Henley eds., The Oxford Handbook of Thomas Middleton (Oxford University Press, 2012) By Eilidh Kane In 1603… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY KATHRINE SOWERBY

KATHRINE SOWERBY lives in Glasgow where she runs tell it slant, a poetry bookshop, and makes fourfold, a curated publication. Her poems and translations have most recently been published in Gutter, New Writing Scotland, Under… Continue reading

GERMAN HISTORY IN FICTION: A Conversation with Fiona Rintoul

Translator and German literary scholar Anne Stokes met Fiona Rintoul to talk about her translation of the WWI novel Outside Verdun by Arnold Zweig, Rintoul’s own debut novel The Leipzig Affair, set in… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY CONLEY LOWRANCE

CONLEY LOWRANCE began writing poetry after an aborted career in punk rock. His interest in lyrics and subculture literature eventually led him to the University of Virginia’s poetry writing program where he received… Continue reading

REFRAMING HOPE AND DOUBT: RODDY LUMSDEN’S ‘NOT ALL HONEY’

Roddy Lumsden, Not All Honey (Bloodaxe, 2014) By Laurie Donaldson This new collection by the ever-inventive Roddy Lumsden, published by Bloodaxe Books, is a beautiful fusion of insights about personal experience in thought-provoking… Continue reading

HOPE DEFERRED: 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa in The Bloody Miracle by Meg Rickards and Bert Haitsma

The documentary was shown in Glasgow at the Africa in Motion festival which ran from from October 30th – November 9th 2014.  South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour, the touring programme of South… Continue reading

VERY LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM? South Africa at the Africa in Motion Film Festival in Glasgow and Edinburgh

The Glasgow Africa in Motion festival ran from from October 30th – November 9th 2014. South Africa at 20: The Freedom Tour, the touring programme of South African cinema, continues in the UK… Continue reading