EIBF 2016: ‘THE SORROWS OF MEXICO’: Diego Enrique Osorno, Sergio González Rodríguez and Emiliano Ruiz Parra

This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 13th–29th August 2016 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. The discussions between Diego Enrique Osorno, Sergio González Rodríguez,… Continue reading

EIBF 2016: REDRESSING IMBALANCES: The Different Faces of Translation

This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 13th–29th August 2016 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. The discussions between Charlotte Collins, Deborah Smith, Daniel Hahn… Continue reading

Ana Blandiana and Hölderlin’s Eternal Question

by Viorica Patea In March, 2016 Ana Blandiana was awarded the European Poet of Freedom Prize in Gdansk, the Polish city of freedom and birthplace of Solidarnosc. The award was given for her… Continue reading

THREE POEMS BY ANA BLANDIANA, TRANSLATED BY PAUL SCOTT DERRICK AND VIORICA PATEA

PAUL SCOTT DERRICK is a Senior Lecturer in American literature at the University of Valencia. His main fields of interest are Romanticism and American Transcendentalism and their manifestations in subsequent American litera­ture and art.… Continue reading

New Poetry by Mary Kasimor and Marie-Therese Taylor

MARY KASIMOR has most recently been published in Big Bridge, Arsenic Lobster, Nerve Lantern, Posit, 3 AM, Touch the Donkey, Yew Journal, Otoliths, and The Missing Slate. Her two latest books are The Landfill… Continue reading

FUELLING THE FIRE: CLAIRE ASKEW’S ‘THIS CHANGES THINGS’

Claire Askew, This Changes Things (Bloodaxe, 2016) Review by Vicki Husband ‘Dukkha’ – a complex Buddhist concept of the suffering that is inherent in life – is the poem that opens this collection.… Continue reading

AN EXCERPT FROM CATRIONA KNAPMAN’S EDINBURGH FRINGE SHOW ‘OUT ON THE WORLD’

CATRIONA KNAPMAN is a Scottish writer and human rights worker. Originally from Glasgow she has lived in eight countries in four continents over the past ten years. She currently works on land and… Continue reading

CORRUPTION INCARNATE: Yuri Herrera’s ‘The Transmigration of Bodies’, trans. by Lisa Dillman

Yuri Herrera, The Transmigration of Bodies, translated by Lisa Dillman (And Other Stories, 2016) By Ailsa Peate Walking through the Baltic Triangle in Liverpool a few weeks ago, I came across a poster featuring a… Continue reading

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