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OLD ECCENTRICS. PATHETIC HIPPIES: Subversion and Ecology in Olga Tokarczuk’s ‘Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead’

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Olga Tokarczuk, Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2018) By Marta Dziurosz Olga Tokarczuk is a prophetess – a semi-serious suggestion to that effect was… Continue reading

LATVIAN POETRY SHOWCASE 2: INGA PIZĀNE

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Three Scottish (Kathrine Sowerby, William Letford, MacGillivray) and one Welsh poet (Llyr Gwyn Lewis) travelled to Riga in late 2017 to work on translations with Latvian poets Inga Pizāne, Aivars Eduards, Katrīna Rudzīte, and Henriks… Continue reading

LATVIAN POETRY SHOWCASE 1: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON OUR OWN POETRY

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By Inga Pizāne In September 2017, four Latvian Poets (Eduards Aivars, Henriks Eliass Zēgners, Katrīna Rudzīte, Inga Pizāne) and four British Poets (Llŷr Gwyn Lewis, Kathrine Sowerby, William Letford, and MacGillivray) came together… Continue reading

AESTHETICS OF THE CREPUSCULAR: Esther Kinsky’s ‘River’, trans. by Iain Galbraith

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Esther Kinsky, River, trans. by Iain Galbraith (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2018) By Daniel Davis Wood Only a few pages into Esther Kinsky’s River, I began to anticipate a very particular word. Sure enough, fifty or… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY SETH CROOK

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SETH CROOK lives on Mull.  He is transitioning into a seal. His poems have most recently appeared in such places as The Rialto, Magma, Envoi, The Interpreter’s House, Causeway, Northwords Now, Antiphon. His… Continue reading

BRODIE – A SHORT STORY BY LEELA SOMA

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It happened in Chennai in 2015. What was a young lad, Alan Brodie, from Elgin doing in Chennai, India? You might well ask! My journey began months earlier, with a dream of a… Continue reading

LEANING TOWARDS ECOSEXUAL: Greta Gaard’s ‘Critical Ecofeminism’

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ECOCRITICISM NOW: The essays, reviews, and poetry collected in this thread trace responses to the interlinked terms nature, ecology, and ecocriticism, all of which have come to occupy increasingly important roles in a… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY ELOISE HENDY

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ELOISE HENDY is a postgraduate student in Creative Writing at The University of Edinburgh. Previously, she was Creative Director of 50GS, an online literary journal, and Editor-in-Chief of The Inkwell magazine. Her poems… Continue reading

‘AH ASKT YI YIR NAME’: GRAHAM FULTON’S ‘CIRCULATION’

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Graham Fulton, Circulation (Clochoderick Press, 2018) By Morag McDowell-Smith Graham Fulton has been a well known figure on the Scottish poetry scene for over thirty years, writing and performing poetry since the 1980s, when he joined… Continue reading

EIBF 2018: LENDING A VOICE: Translated Literature and Migration

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 11th–27th August 2018 at Charlotte Square Gardens and George Street, Edinburgh. The events ‘Michael Hoffmann on Translation’, ‘Juan… Continue reading

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