NEW POETRY BY RUTH VALENTINE, OWEN GALLAGHER, AND A. C. CLARKE

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RUTH VALENTINE has published three full-length collections and six shorter; the latest are Downpour (Smokestack 2015), Rubaiyat for the Martyrs of Two Wars (Hercules 2017) and A Grenfell Alphabet (self-published in aid of… Continue reading

ANTARES: Kristine Ong Muslim translates Filipino author Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles

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Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles’s 18 books in Filipino include, among others, Guwang, Pilas ng Papel: Mga Sanaysay sa Tula, Pesoa, and Kurap sa Ilalim, as well as a volume of selected poems, Ang Iyong Buhay ay… Continue reading

THE SEVENTEEN DAYS – A SHORT STORY BY DARRYL PEERS

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These are the seventeen days and we have been told to count them. I bow my head and notice only the steady drone of engines. I clasp my hands together in front of… Continue reading

CAROUSELS OF PARIS – A SHORT STORY BY KIRSTI WISHART

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It is unlikely the true reason why many of the carousels of Paris turned feral and left the City of Lights for dimmer locales will ever be known. Notoriously, they are the most… Continue reading

FALLING FOR THE ORIENT ALL OVER AGAIN: Mathias Enard’s ‘Compass’

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Mathias Enard, Compass, translated by Charlotte Mandell (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2017) By Defne Çizakça Compass, which won the Prix Goncourt in 2015, is the story of Franz Ritter, a Viennese musicologist suffering from a mysterious… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY STUART A. PATERSON

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STUART A. PATERSON is a Scottish poet and performer, widely published in newspapers and magazines at home and abroad. His poetry collections are Mulaney of Larne and other poems (University of Leiden, Scottish Writers series, 1991), Saving… Continue reading

LATVIAN POETRY SHOWCASE 5: HENRIKS ELIASS ZĒGNERS

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Three Scottish (Kathrine Sowerby, William Letford, MacGillivray) and one Welsh poet (Llyr Gwyn Lewis) travelled to Riga in late 2017 to work on translations with Latvian poets Inga Pizāne, Aivars Eduards, Katrīna Rudzīte, and Henriks… Continue reading

LATVIAN POETRY SHOWCASE 4: KATRĪNA RUDZĪTE

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Three Scottish (Kathrine Sowerby, William Letford, MacGillivray) and one Welsh poet (Llyr Gwyn Lewis) travelled to Riga in late 2017 to work on translations with Latvian poets Inga Pizāne, Aivars Eduards, Katrīna Rudzīte, and Henriks… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY JANE CLARKE

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JANE CLARKE is an Australian-born writer living in Edinburgh. As well as poetry, she also writes short speculative fiction and is currently working on her first novel. Jane can be found at @ElectricClarke … Continue reading

LATVIAN POETRY SHOWCASE 3: EDUARDS AIVARS

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Three Scottish (Kathrine Sowerby, William Letford, MacGillivray) and one Welsh poet (Llyr Gwyn Lewis) travelled to Riga in late 2017 to work on translations with Latvian poets Inga Pizāne, Aivars Eduards, Katrīna Rudzīte, and Henriks… Continue reading

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