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NEW POETRY BY STEPHEN KEELER

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STEPHEN KEELER won a Scottish Book Trust New Writing Award in 2015 and published his chapbook While You Were Away in 2018 (Maquette Press). He was shortlisted for the Winchester Poetry Prize 2018 and has… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY B. ANNE ADRIAENS AND DAVID CAMERON

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B. ANNE ADRIAENS currently lives and writes in Somerset, Britain. Her work often reflects her interest in alienation and all things weird and dark, as well as her concerns about pollution and the environment… Continue reading

TONIGHT YOU’RE FIGHTING A BEAR – A SHORT STORY BY SIMON NAGEL

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“You’re in for it, son,” they told me. “Tonight, you’re fighting a bear.” I’ve never been good for picking up on a joke, so I asked them again. They said they were serious.… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: TOM WHITE

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Of the handful of novels I managed to read this year, three in particular stand out. Basma Abdel Aziz’s The Queue (Melville House, 2016; translated by Elisabeth Jaquette) is the subtle, frequently unnerving… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY TIM LOVE

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TIM LOVE’s publications are a poetry pamphlet Moving Parts (HappenStance) and a story collection By all means (Nine Arches Press). He lives in Cambridge, UK. His poetry and prose have appeared in Stand, Rialto, Magma, Unthology, etc.… Continue reading

THE CREAMY – A SHORT STORY BY DONNA RUTHERFORD

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A tall fella is shouting, face contorted in a sneer, towering over a lass who doesn’t answer. His finger wags and points, inches from her face. She doesn’t move. The engine whines, I… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: CHIN LI

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James Wood How Fiction Works James Wood has been on my radar for some time, but it was only this autumn that I came across his delightful How Fiction Works (Jonathan Cape, 2008).… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: HENRY KING

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Kenneth Burke A Grammar of Motives Burke is a star on the wane, if being included in the first edition of The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism but dropped from the second is… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: ROB MACKENZIE

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Fani Papageorgiou The Purloined Letter This collection, Papageorgiou’s third, has two long-ish sequences bookended by a handful of shorter poems. The sequences are comprised of short non-linear numbered poems, which speak to each… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: P.W. Bridgman

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Jonathan Tulloch Larkinland (Seren, 2017) “Bed, upright chair, sixty-watt bulb, no hook / Behind the door, no room for books or bags — / ‘I’ll take it…” This is how, in “Mr. Bleaney,” Philip Larkin… Continue reading

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