NEW POETRY BY BRUNO DIAZ

BRUNO DIAZ was born in Zurich and brought up in the north of England. He studied English at King’s College London and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. He writes poetry and prose, and… Continue reading

VERGING ON THE ABSURD: Ivan Vladislavić’s ‘The Folly’

Ivan Vladislavić, The Folly (And Other Stories, 2015) By Lynnda Wardle There are only two plots in all of literature: you go on a journey, or the stranger comes to town. (attributed to… Continue reading

Distinctiveness and Collaboration: 100 Dutch-Language Poems: From the Medieval Period to the Present Day, selected and translated by Paul Vincent and John Irons

100 Dutch-Language Poems: From the Medieval Period to the Present Day, selected and translated by Paul Vincent and John Irons (Holland Park Press, London 2015)   by Richie McCaffery I often look forward… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY BRIAN ROBERT FLYNN, RACHEL TENNANT, AND HOWARD SINGERMAN

Originally from Denver, BRIAN ROBERT FLYNN is currently breathing the fiction and poetry of Washington, DC. His work can be found in (or is forthcoming from) The Moth, LETTERS Journal, Noble/Gas Qtrly, The Rotary… Continue reading

SELECTED POEMS BY PAUL VAN OSTAIJEN, TRANSLATED BY HANNAH VAN HOVE

Preface By Hannah Van Hove In selecting these poems for translation, I have aimed to give as broad an overview of possible of Van Ostaijen’s work, presenting a poem from each of his… Continue reading

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WORK OF FLEMISH MODERNIST PAUL VAN OSTAIJEN

By Hannah Van Hove Paul van Ostaijen (1896-1928) has justly been hailed as one of the greatest innovators and experimenters in Dutch literature. During his short but prolific literary career (he was only… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2015: Samuel Tongue

Sherman Alexie, What I’ve Stolen, What I’ve Earned (Hanging Loose Press, 2014) I have a book-buying addiction. This does not necessarily always translate seamlessly into a book-reading addiction and I continue to worry away… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2015: R.A. Davis

Daniel Handler, We Are Pirates (Bloomsbury, 2015) Until quite recently, Daniel Handler was best known as the creator of Lemony Snicket, the fictional narrator and named author of A Series of Unfortunate Events, a sequence… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY STUART A. PATERSON

STUART A. PATERSON writes in English & his native Scots. He’s a past recipient of an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors and founder/editor of Spectrum poetry & prose review from 1989-97.… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2015: Laura Waddell

This year I’ve found myself reading more translation, more books by women, and more from independent publishers. The most significant reading experience I’ve had in 2015 has been Elena Ferrante’s Neopolitan series translated… Continue reading