Category Archive: Creative Writing

NO WRITERS WERE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS WHISKEY – A SHORT STORY BY P.W. BRIDGMAN

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(photo: Art Perry) “Now here’s a fine, square-shouldered whiskey for you. You’ll like this one.” Giving Art a nod, Jack twists the bottle cap with exaggerated care, like a sapper extracting a fuse… Continue reading

LILAC CANOPIES, STAR-LIKE APPLES AND RAKIA: Liliya Aleksandrova translates Antina Zlatkova

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by Liliya Aleksandrova Antina Zlatkova was born in 1990 in Montana, Bulgaria. She currently lives in Vienna, Austria. Her first collection of poems, Кораби от хартия (Paper ships) was published in Bulgaria in… Continue reading

BEYOND THE GARDEN: A LOVE STORY – A short story by Chin Li

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By Chin Li As he turned the corner, the garden came into view. Out-of-focus at first, then, in an instant, sorting itself into sharp relief against the gloomy sky. Walking up the rugged path… Continue reading

ONE-HANDED: A Note on the Possibilities of Google Translate as a Tool for Poetry

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By Juana Adcock One-Handed was devised by Juana Adcock and Rahul Bery as an experimental translation project that paired Mexican and Scottish poets together. Rather than simply translating each other, as occurs in… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY SAMUEL REILLY, JOE LINKER, AND MATT MACDONALD

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SAMUEL REILLY is a recent graduate of English Literature from Oxford University. He is currently based in Glasgow, where he works with contemporary art in a city-centre gallery, and continues to write poetry and… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY BRIAN BEATTY AND DAVID MOFFAT

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BRIAN BEATTY‘s jokes, poems and stories have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including The Bark, Conduit, Dark Mountain, Elephant Journal, The Evergreen Review, Gulf Coast, Hobart, Kentucky Review, McSweeney’s, The Moth,… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY MHAIRI OWENS

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MHAIRI OWENS lives in Glasgow and is a communications worker with the Big Lottery Fund. She began writing poetry two years ago and is hoping to focus on creative writing through an MLitt course… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY DAVINA ALLISON AND ALEX WYLIE

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DAVINA ALLISON has recently completed a PhD in Text Linguistics. Her poems have been published in numerous literary and online journals in Australia, America, and the UK, including The Australian Poetry Journal, Poetry… Continue reading

SLATE, METAPHOR AND TRANSLATION: Alistair Noon translates Osip Mandelstam from Russian

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by Alistair Noon Osip Mandelstam’s “The Ode on Slate” is a poem where the vacuum cleaner of Russian literary criticism, with its statistical analyses of recurrent collocations and hundred-page treatments of individual poems,… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY GRAHAM FULTON

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GRAHAM FULTON‘s poems have been widely published in magazines, anthologies, online journals and newspapers in both Europe and the USA, including Ambit, The North, Edinburgh Review, Gutter, Poetry Book Society Anthology, Stand, Stride, Chapman, Raintown Review, Orbis,… Continue reading