NEW POETRY BY BRIAN JOHNSTONE

BRIAN JOHNSTONE is a Scottish poet, born in Edinburgh in 1950. He lives in Fife with his wife, the artist Jean Johnstone. Working as a primary school teacher for over twenty years, Johnstone… Continue reading

“WATER TO FILL A DEEP DAMBO”: POEMS FROM EVELINE PYE’S NEW PAMPHLET, ‘SMOKE THAT THUNDERS’

EVELINE PYE studied Statistics at Glasgow University, worked as an Operational Research Analyst in the Zambian Copper Industry from 1975 to 1983 and then taught mathematics at Glasgow Caledonian University for 22 years. She… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY PIPPA LITTLE

PIPPA LITTLE is a Scot from St. Andrews who now lives in Northumberland with her dog, husband and youngest son. Overwintering came out from OxfordPoets/Carcanet in 2015 and was shortlisted for The Seamus… Continue reading

“TAKING OUR TIME”: POEMS FROM WILLIAM BONAR’S NEW PAMPHLET, ‘OFFERING’

WILLIAM BONAR was born in Greenock and grew up in the neighbouring shipbuilding town of Port Glasgow. He is a graduate of the universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde and he gained a distinction… Continue reading

THE OGRES HERE ARE REAL: Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Buried Giant’

Kazuo Ishiguro, The Buried Giant (Faber & Faber, 2015) by R.A. Davis The novels of Kazuo Ishiguro all celebrate the same singularly human skill: the mind’s ability to evade an insistent and monstrous… Continue reading

“NEW USES FOR OLD IDEAS”: GRAHAM FULTON’S ‘PHOTOGRAPHING GHOSTS’

Graham Fulton, Photographing Ghosts (Roncadora Press, 2015). by Stephen Watt Graham Fulton’s new collection of poetry, Photographing Ghosts, is a breath-taking appreciation of both the past and the present;ordinary life intertwined with the horrifying truths… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY KATY GIEBENHAIN

KATY GIEBENHAIN edits the Poetry + Theology rubric for Seminary Ridge Review. She co-hosts a monthly reading series at the Ragged Edge Coffeehouse in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania where she now lives after a stint… Continue reading

A LAST LOOK ROUND: SEBASTIAN BARKER’S ‘THE LAND OF GOLD’

Sebastian Barker, The Land of Gold (Enitharmon Press, 2014). by Ian Hunter How sweet is the custom of the barefoot walk in the beach, so               Nonchalant by the… Continue reading

CARLOS GAMERRO, BARILOCHE AND ITS “SCHIZOPHRENIC MOOD”

Editor Rebecca DeWald travelled to Argentina and took books of and about Argentine literature with her, a literature which is receiving more and more attention in English at the moment. In this thread,… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY GEOFFREY NILSON, SAM KOLINSKI, AND DEREK PARKES

GEOFFREY NILSON is a writer, editor, critic, and musician whose poetry and essays have appeared in PRISM international, subTerrain, Lemon Hound, The Rusty Toque, and rip/torn. He has won the Bess Coyne Award… Continue reading