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I WAS HERE: ‘SOUVENIR’ BY ROLF POTTS

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Rolf Potts Souvenir  by Laura Waddell Recently I was in Paris for the first time in over a decade, and through a sense of obligation, spent the last of my energy walking by the… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY ROB A. MACKENZIE

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ROB A. MACKENZIE is from Glasgow and lives in Leith. His most recent collection is The Good News (Salt Publishing, 2013). His poems, reviews and articles have appeared in many publications and he is reviews editor for… Continue reading

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

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