Author Archive

READS OF THE YEAR 2014: A.C. Clarke

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Thomas Travisano (ed.), Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell (2010) A great book to dip into before settling down to write oneself. Gives a vivid portrait of the post-war… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2014: Tom White

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Richard Seymour, Against Austerity: How We Can Fix the Crisis They Made (2014) An angry yet clear-sighted analysis of austerity: what it really means, how it works, and, most importantly, who it benefits. Refusing… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2014: Calum Gardner

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Chris Kraus, I Love Dick (Semiotext(e), 1997) I only discovered Chris Kraus’s writing this year, when I heard her speak about Kathy Acker at a conference, although she is one of the minds behind Semiotext(e),… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2014: Stephanie Green

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Geraldine Mitchell, Of Birds and Bones (Arlen House, 2014) I’ve read this many times, and love it. There is an overall quietness and dignity in this poetry book, especially when dealing with topics like a relative’s… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2014: R.A. Davis

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Walter Scott, Waverley (1814) In this year of celebration and examination of all things Scottish, the bicentenary of Walter Scott’s prose debut seemed to fall almost faintly. Far greater tribute was paid to… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2014: A.W. Strouse

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First, a shout-out to my boy Alexander Nemser, whose The Sacrifice of Abraham came out this year with Bookieman. Sacrifice is a relentless series of pseudo-midrashim about the tale of the binding of… Continue reading

“THIS PIECE OF EARTH”: SCOTIA NOVA: POEMS FOR THE EARLY DAYS OF A BETTER NATION

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Alastair Findlay and Tessa Ransford, eds. Scotia Nova: Poems for the Early Days of a Better Nation (Luath Press 2014) by A C Clarke I had better declare my hand at the start.… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY KATE ASHTON

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KATE ASHTON was born in Beith and qualified as an RGN from the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh before spending the mid to late 1970s as a features editor on Nursing Times. She then lived… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY RICK CRILLY

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RICK CRILLY is the author of The Tablecloth Trick (ECW Press/2007), described by Rikki Ducornet as “sweetly mysterious and clairvoyant”. His work has appeared in Litmus: the Neurological Issue, Zone Magazine, Molly Bloom, Blackbox… Continue reading

THE TOXIC DOMESTIC: AN INTERVIEW WITH KATHARINE GRANT

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This interview was conducted on 1st July 2014 and accompanies Michael O’Brien’s review of Sedition. by Michael O’Brien Katharine Grant (b. 1958 in Burnley, Lancashire) has worked as a journalist for many years,… Continue reading

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