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AN EXCLUSIVE EXTRACT FROM Æther: AN OUT-OF-BODY LYRIC – BY CATHERINE GRAHAM

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Please click here for an exclusive extract from Catherine Graham’s forthcoming collection Aether: an out-of-body lyric. A review of Graham’s 2017 collection ‘The Celery Forest’ can be found HERE and a poetry sampler… Continue reading

I AM MADE MORE UNEVEN ABOVE THE HEART: ‘THE CELERY FOREST’ BY CATHERINE GRAHAM

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The Celery Forest. Catherine Graham (Wolsak & Wynn: Buckrider Books, 2017) Review by P.W. Bridgman After I read The Celery Forest the first time—from beginning to end in one sitting—I found my heart… Continue reading

THE LAST CHANT – A SHORT STORY BY CHIN LI

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He’d been walking for a long time, from one end of the world to the other end. Starting as an old worn-out self, ending up as a mere handful of sand. But still,… Continue reading

THE NOSTALGIA OF ‘MY BRILLIANT FRIEND’: FEVER, FICTION, and MEMOIR

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By Grazia Ietto Gillies The adaptation ‘Oh! Le aste, le aste’. My reaction is immediate.[1] The show brought it all back. On screen is a page of the school workbook of six-year old… Continue reading

NEW POETRY – JULY/AUGUST: ELIZABETH RIMMER, THOMAS STEWART, AND MICHAEL EGAN

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ELIZABETH RIMMER is a poet, and poetry editor for Red Squirrel Press. She has published three collections of poetry with Red Squirrel Press, Wherever We Live Now, in 2011, The Territory of Rain, in September 2015, and, Haggards (2018)… Continue reading

AN INTERVIEW WITH KATE TOUGH

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Kate Tough‘s novel, Keep Walking Rhona Beech (Abacus, 2019) has had an unconventional publication journey, something she wrote about it in a piece for the Scottish Book Trust that you can find here. In this interview,… Continue reading

BREAKING SILENCE – A SHORT STORY BY LAURA MUETZELFELDT

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That word, ‘Heimweh.’ He’s at a talk by an author in the basement of a local bookshop. He walked in late and was ushered to an empty seat in the front row by… Continue reading

NEW POETRY – JUNE/JULY SELECTION: IAIN TWIDDY, FRED JOHNSTON, SIÚN CARDEN

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IAIN TWIDDY studied literature at university and lived for several years in northern Japan. He has poems published or forthcoming in The Poetry Review, Stand, Poetry Ireland Review, The Blue Mountain Review, The Stinging Fly and elsewhere. FRED JOHNSTON was born in Belfast… Continue reading

The Burden of Gratitude: ‘The Ungrateful Refugee’ by Dina Nayeri

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Dina Nayeri, The Ungrateful Refugee (Canongate, 2018) By Lynnda Wardle Living in a crumbling Italian hotel-turned-refugee camp, the 8-year old Dina Nayeri witnesses a story as old as time itself. While everyone waits… Continue reading

REFUGEE TALES III: The Foster Child’s Tale

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Refugee Tales III (ed. David Herd and Anna Pincus) is published 11th July 2019 by Comma Press. Refugee Tales is an outreach project of Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group, and all proceeds from the… Continue reading

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