Author Archive

REFUGEE TALES III: The Stateless Person’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

NEW POETRY – MAY/JUNE SELECTION: CHERYL FOLLON, MHAIRI OWENS, NATHANAEL URIE

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CHERYL FOLLON‘s latest collection, Santiago is published by Bloodaxe Books (2017). Her poems have appeared in The Herald, The Dark Horse, The Times Literary Supplement, and on BBC Radio 4 amongst other places.… Continue reading

“Sounds how the cutting of time might”: O. at the Edge of the Gorge by Martyn Crucefix

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O, At the Edge of the Gorge. Martyn Crucefix (Guillemot Press, 2018) Review by Alison Graham Martyn Crucefix has a remarkable body of work behind him, ranging from the equal parts startling and… Continue reading

NEW POETRY – APRIL/MAY SELECTION: SHEILA HAMILTON, CLARE PHILLIPS, PAUL LAUGHLIN, AND NEIL FLYNN

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SHEILA HAMILTON‘s poems have been widely published. A full-length collection, The Spirit Vaults, was published in 2017 by Green Bottle Press. A new pamphlet, Lotus Moon, With Blossom, is published by 4Word. CLARE PHILLIPS retired… Continue reading

Even More Mad: Ariana Harwicz, ‘Feebleminded’, translated by Carolina Orloff and Annie McDermott

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‘An Evening with Ariana Harwicz’ took place at Waterstones on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, on 26th April 2019. The discussion was chaired by translator Daniel Hahn, and featured translator and Charco Press editor Carolina Orloff.… Continue reading

The Mundane Goes Weird: ‘Live Show: Drink Included’ by Vicky Grut

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Vicky Grut, Live Show: Drink Included (Holland Park Press, 2018) By Lynnda Wardle “Perhaps it sounds uncaring” says one of the characters in Vicky Grut’s fine debut collection Live Show: Drink Included, “but… Continue reading

TRANSLATED LIVES: Louise Bourgeois and Annie Ernaux

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Annie Ernaux, The Years, trans. Alison L. Strayer (London: Fitzcarraldo, 2018; first published as Les Années, 2008) Jean Frémon, Now, Now, Louison, trans. Cole Swenson (London: Les Fugitives, 2018) By Becky Varley-Winter In… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY MATTHEW STEWART, MAT RICHES, AND RALPH MONDAY

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MATTHEW STEWART works in the Spanish wine trade and lives between Extremadura and West Sussex. Following two pamphlets with HappenStance Press (both now sold out), his first full collection, The Knives of Villalejo,… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY ROSE VAN SON

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ROSE VAN SON is a Western Australian poet and has been published in Westerly, Cordite, Australian Poetry Journal, Rabbit, Blood Orange Review (USA) , Grieve and more. She has won prizes in the… Continue reading

LYRIC MEDIUMS: Kate Bush’s ‘How To Be Invisible’

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Kate Bush How To Be Invisible (Faber, 2018) by Becky Varley-Winter In her lyrics to ‘The Sensual World’, Kate Bush draws inspiration from Molly Bloom, the ‘Penelope’ figure and ‘mountain flower’ whose orgasm… Continue reading

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