NEW POETRY FROM BY ROBERT WOOD AND TARIQ LATIF

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ROBERT WOOD is interested in nature, suburbs and home. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, LA Review of Books, Jalada, Jacket2, Counterpunch, Cultural Weekly and Singapore Review of Books.  Wood is currently the Chair of PEN Perth… Continue reading

WHAT DID WE DO?

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By Tom White When Amber Rudd finally resigned as Home Secretary during the Windrush scandal, Theresa May was quick to maintain that she had gone not because of the “hostile environment” policy itself,… Continue reading

SAILING WITHOUT AHAB: AN ECO-POETIC VOYAGE – PART TWO

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ECOCRITICISM NOW: The essays, reviews, and poetry collected in this thread trace responses to the interlinked terms nature, ecology, and ecocriticism, all of which have come to occupy increasingly important roles in a… Continue reading

FAITH IN GREATER THINGS: ANA BLANDIANA’S ‘THE SUN OF HEREAFTER / THE EBB OF THE SENSES’

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Ana Blandiana, The Sun of Hereafter/The Ebb of the Senses, Trans. Paul Scott Derrick and Viorica Patea (Bloodaxe Books, 2017). Originally published in 2000 & 2004. Review by Matt MacDonald The Sun Of Hereafter bristles… Continue reading

“Traces, traces, traces”: An Appreciation of the Poetry of A W Singerman

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The poet A W Singerman passed away in 2017. He was 31 years old. As well as a poet, he was a musician and artist book maker, had interests in oral history, and… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY HENRY KING, IRENE CUNNINGHAM, AND KELLI SIMPSON

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HENRY KING studied at the University of Glasgow, and lectures on English literature at Malmö University, Sweden. His translations from French (with Andrew Rubens) have been published in Benjamin Fondane: Cinepoems and Others.”  IRENE CUNNINGHAM  has… Continue reading

THE DEFIANT SPIRIT OF A GENERATION: Hamid Ismailov’s ‘The Devil’s Dance’, trans. Donald Rayfield

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Hamid Ismailov, The Devil’s Dance, translated by Donald Rayfield (Tilted Axis Press, 2018) By Robin Munby “The English have a game they call kir-ket”, says Muborak, a well-travelled Bukharan Jew, about a third… Continue reading

HISTORY’S MESH: ‘Ghosts on the Shore: Travels Along Germany’s Baltic Coast’ by Paul Scraton

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ECOCRITICISM NOW: The essays, reviews, and poetry collected in this thread trace responses to the interlinked terms nature, ecology, and ecocriticism, all of which have come to occupy increasingly important roles in a… Continue reading

NOT A WHITE HEAT: J.M. Coetzee’s ‘Late Essays: 2006–2017’

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J.M. Coetzee, Late Essays: 2006–2017 (Harvill Secker, 2017) Reviewed by Daniel Davis Wood Has J.M. Coetzee become an anxious man? Never mind the cool, terse prose style that colours all his work, or… Continue reading

RULES AND IRREALIS: ‘THE ART OF NAMING’ BY MICHAEL OHL

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Michael Ohl, The Art of Naming, trans. Elisabeth Lauffer (MIT Press, 2018) Review by Victoria Wang Since the mid-eighteenth century the construction of scientific names of plant and animal species have obeyed strict rules.… Continue reading

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