Category Archive: poetry

NEW POETRY BY KATHERINE LOCKTON

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KATHERINE LOCKTON co-edits South Bank Poetry magazine. She runs regular poetry workshops for beginners and advanced poets. Her poetry has also been published in The Dark Horse, Northwords Now and Magma. Twitter:@poetkat @poetbank… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY PAULA JENNINGS

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PAULA JENNINGS‘s poems are published in literary magazines, national newspapers and anthologies. Readings have included StAnza International Poetry Festival, Edinburgh Book Festival and Dundee Literary Festival. She facilitates poetry writing in many different settings… Continue reading

“THE HASH SMOKERS ARE GOING OUT TO SHOPLIFT SCOTCH EGGS”: CHERYL FOLLON’S ‘SANTIAGO’

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Cheryl Follon, Santiago (Bloodaxe Books, 2017) Review by A. C. Clarke. ‘I took my insomnia down the white-hot heat of a two-mile strip’: from the first sentence of the first poem in this beguiling… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY AIDEN COLEMAN, NEIL LEADBEATER, AND LUCAS MCMILLAN

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AIDEN COLEMAN‘s two collections of poetry Avenues & Runways and Asymmetry were shortlisted for national awards in Australia, including the New South Wales Premier’s Kenneth Slessor Prize, the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature and the Western Australian Premier’s… Continue reading

EIBF 2017: A SYMPATHISING EYE ON TRANSLATION – the Man Booker International Award

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 12th–28th August 2017 at Charlotte Square Gardens and George Street, Edinburgh. The events covered took place on the… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY MICHAEL STEPHENSON AND LUCAS CHIB

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MICHAEL STEPHENSON‘s poems have appeared in a number of publications including New Writing Scotland, Gutter, The Herald and, most recently, 404 Ink’s The F Word. He lives in Bathgate. LUCAS CHIB lives in New York. His poetry has recently appeared in… Continue reading

THE ZENNOR ROAD

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Inspired by Jon Day’s concept of “cyclogeography”, this mini-series, published to coincide with the 2017 Tour de France, features writing that uses the bike to explore literature, landscape, history, and myth. By Henry… Continue reading

PRESENT MORTALITY: RYAN VAN WINKLE’S ‘THE GOOD DARK’

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Ryan Van Winkle, The Good Dark (Penned in the Margins, 2015) Review by Andrew Wells This collection’s opening poem, ‘The Duke in Pines’, begins with a structurally straightforward de-clarative: “I woke up with… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY LAURA TANSLEY

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LAURA TANSLEY’s writing has appeared in Butcher’s Dog, Cosmonaut’s Avenue, Gutter, Lighthouse, Litro, New Writing Scotland, The Real Story, The Rialto, Southword, Tears in the Fence and is forthcoming in Stand. She is… Continue reading

OCEAN DEEP: J. O. Morgan’s ‘In Casting Off’

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J. O. Morgan, In Casting Off (HappenStance, 2015) Review by Matt Macdonald From a critical standpoint, it would be all too easy to compare In Casting Off with Morgan’s earlier narrative collections, Natural Mechanical and… Continue reading