Category Archive: poetry

Garry Mackenzie – From Ben Dorain: A Conversation with a Mountain

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Duncan Bàn Macintyre’s In Praise of Ben Dorain is an eighteenth-century Gaelic poem about a West Highland mountain and its herd of red deer. The work below combines an original translation of Macintyre’s… Continue reading

NEW POETRY – AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2019 SELECTION: ROBIN LEIPER, PIPPA LITTLE, LEELA SOMA, TERENCE JOHN, AND STEPHEN KEELER

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ROBIN LEIPER is a psychotherapist living in Scotland and South Africa and trying to write in the spaces between them. He has been published here and there. PIPPA LITTLE is from St. Andrews… Continue reading

AN EXCLUSIVE EXTRACT FROM Æther: AN OUT-OF-BODY LYRIC – BY CATHERINE GRAHAM

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Please click here for an exclusive extract from Catherine Graham’s forthcoming collection Aether: an out-of-body lyric. A review of Graham’s 2017 collection ‘The Celery Forest’ can be found HERE and a poetry sampler… Continue reading

I AM MADE MORE UNEVEN ABOVE THE HEART: ‘THE CELERY FOREST’ BY CATHERINE GRAHAM

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The Celery Forest. Catherine Graham (Wolsak & Wynn: Buckrider Books, 2017) Review by P.W. Bridgman After I read The Celery Forest the first time—from beginning to end in one sitting—I found my heart… Continue reading

NEW POETRY – JULY/AUGUST 2019 SELECTION: ELIZABETH RIMMER, THOMAS STEWART, AND MICHAEL EGAN

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ELIZABETH RIMMER is a poet, and poetry editor for Red Squirrel Press. She has published three collections of poetry with Red Squirrel Press, Wherever We Live Now, in 2011, The Territory of Rain, in September 2015, and, Haggards (2018)… Continue reading

NEW POETRY – JUNE/JULY 2019 SELECTION: IAIN TWIDDY, FRED JOHNSTON, SIÚN CARDEN

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IAIN TWIDDY studied literature at university and lived for several years in northern Japan. He has poems published or forthcoming in The Poetry Review, Stand, Poetry Ireland Review, The Blue Mountain Review, The Stinging Fly and elsewhere. FRED JOHNSTON was born in Belfast… Continue reading

NEW POETRY – MAY/JUNE SELECTION: CHERYL FOLLON, MHAIRI OWENS, NATHANAEL URIE

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CHERYL FOLLON‘s latest collection, Santiago is published by Bloodaxe Books (2017). Her poems have appeared in The Herald, The Dark Horse, The Times Literary Supplement, and on BBC Radio 4 amongst other places.… Continue reading

“Sounds how the cutting of time might”: O. at the Edge of the Gorge by Martyn Crucefix

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O, At the Edge of the Gorge. Martyn Crucefix (Guillemot Press, 2018) Review by Alison Graham Martyn Crucefix has a remarkable body of work behind him, ranging from the equal parts startling and… Continue reading

NEW POETRY – APRIL/MAY SELECTION: SHEILA HAMILTON, CLARE PHILLIPS, PAUL LAUGHLIN, AND NEIL FLYNN

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SHEILA HAMILTON‘s poems have been widely published. A full-length collection, The Spirit Vaults, was published in 2017 by Green Bottle Press. A new pamphlet, Lotus Moon, With Blossom, is published by 4Word. CLARE PHILLIPS retired… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY MATTHEW STEWART, MAT RICHES, AND RALPH MONDAY

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MATTHEW STEWART works in the Spanish wine trade and lives between Extremadura and West Sussex. Following two pamphlets with HappenStance Press (both now sold out), his first full collection, The Knives of Villalejo,… Continue reading