ANTHROPOCENE FLOTSAM: Steve Mentz’s ‘Shipwreck Modernity: Ecologies of Globalization, 1550-1719’

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

“MOUTH MUSIC IN SIGN LANGUAGE”: POETRY FROM JAMES MCGONIGAL’S NEW COLLECTION, ‘THE CAMPHILL WREN’

JAMES MCGONIGAL is a poet, editor and translator, formerly a school teacher and educationalist. His co-edited volume The Midnight Letterbox: Selected Correspondence of Edwin Morgan 1950–2010 is published by Carcanet Press. His collection Cloud Pibroch… Continue reading

FORMS OF IMPATIENCE: Vicki Jarrett’s ‘The Way Out’

Vicky Jarrett, The Way Out (Freight, 2015) By Gerard Lee McKeever Writing about the poor is a dangerous game. It is, perhaps, the most dangerous game in literature. The exploration of disadvantaged social… Continue reading

“SO BIRD TONGUES WAG”: POETRY FROM VICKI HUSBAND’S NEW COLLECTION, ‘THIS FAR BACK EVERYTHING SHIMMERS’

VICKI HUSBAND’S first degree was in Fine Art before she trained as an Occupational Therapist; she now works for the NHS. In 2010 she gained a Masters degree in Creative Writing from the University… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY NATHANAEL URIE

NATHANAEL URIE was born in Saint Albans, Vermont. He attended Keystone College and the University of Glasgow. Two of his poems were recently accepted for publication by The New York Quarterly. He works throughout… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY GARY ALLEN, SHEILA HAMILTON, AND HENRY BELL

GARY ALLEN has published fourteen collections of poetry, most recently Jackson’s Corner (Greenwich Exchange, London 2016). A new collection, Mapland has been accepted by Clemson University Press, South Carolina. He has also published three novels and a… Continue reading

“DOWN THE JETWAY”: POETRY FROM THERESA MUÑOZ’S NEW COLLECTION ‘SETTLE’

THERESA MUÑOZ was born in Vancouver and lives in Edinburgh. She holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and a PhD in Scottish Literature from the University of… Continue reading

NEW POETRY FROM KEVIN CAHILL

KEVIN CAHILL was born in Cork City. He studied at University College Cork, and later worked with the European Commission. Recently he has been working as a reiki practitioner. His poems have appeared in many journals,… Continue reading

“This hurts and it’s meant to”: POETRY FROM CATHERINE GRAHAM’S FORTHCOMING COLLECTION ‘CANCER IN THE CELERY FOREST’

CATHERINE GRAHAM‘s most recent collection Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects (Wolsak & Wynn, 2013, now in its second printing), was a finalist for the Raymond Souster Poetry Award and… Continue reading

KIRUNA’S CHOICE: Dominic Hinde’s ‘A Utopia Like Any Other: Inside the Swedish Model’

By Rory Scothorne Utopias are hard to avoid. Look at the popular culture of rich western societies, for instance. TV series like Master of None show implausibly wealthy millennials spending implausible quantities of… Continue reading