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POEMS OF THE INFRA-EXTRAORDINARY: Alec Finlay’s Question Your Teaspoons


Alec Finlay Question your teaspoons: Stonypathian memories (Dunbar: Calder Wood Press, 2012) by Calum Rodger This is how space begins, with words only, signs traced on the blank page. To describe space: to name it,… Continue reading

ECHOES: Nihad Sirees’ The Silence and the Roar


Nihad Sirees The Silence and the Roar translated by Max Weiss (London: Pushkin Press, 2013) By Rebecca DeWald The task of this reviewer seems paradoxical: reviewing a translation without knowledge of one of the… Continue reading

IN THE PARA-ACADEMIC PLAYGROUND: An interview with Eileen Joy, co-director of punctum books


By Tom White Eileen Joy is co-director of punctum books, an open-access, print-on-demand imprint that is the home of Thomas Meyer’s Beowulf, Lauren Berlant’s Desire/Love, Dark Chaucer: An Assortment, Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Ethics… Continue reading

HEY: On Thomas Meyer’s translation of Beowulf


Thomas Meyer, Beowulf: a translation (New York: punctum books, 2012) By Tom White The survival of premodern works of literature owes much to chance; those that study such texts at once lament the works we… Continue reading

AFTER THE FALL: American Literature after 9/11


Richard Gray, After the Fall: American Literature Since 9/11 (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) by Daniel O’Gorman A great deal of critical writing has been published on ‘9/11 literature’ over the last decade, much of… Continue reading

WHEN THE MEASURING STICK IS RAVAGED – On Mark Fisher and Justin Barton’s On Vanishing Land and Jessica Warboys’s Pageant Roll


Mark Fisher and Justin Barton – On Vanishing Land. At The Showroom, 6 February – 30 March 2013 Jessica Warboys – Pageant Roll. At the Whitechapel Gallery, 16 January – 15 April 2013, Glasgow Sculpture Studios, 16… Continue reading