Category Archive: poetry

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

NEW POETRY BY GEORGE GUNN, IRENE CUNNINGHAM, AND MARK RYAN SMITH

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GEORGE GUNN‘s The Great Edge is to be published by Grace Notes in November 2017. A Selected Poems is coming out from Kennedy and Boyd much the same time. Gunn also writes for Bella Caledonia.  IRENE… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY MARK STUDIN AND NATHANAEL O’REILLY

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MARK STUDIN is a former civil engineer and stay-at-home dad. His poetry appears in The Literateur and Transect Magazine. He lives in Ithaca, New York, USA. NATHANEAL O’REILLY was born and raised in Australia. He… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY HUGH MCMILLAN

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HUGH MCMILLAN‘s work has been anthologised and broadcast widely, and has won various prizes, most recently the Cardiff International Poetry Competition in 2010. Postcards from the Hedge won the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY ROBIN FULTON MACPHERSON

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ROBIN FULTON MACPHERSON‘s A Northern Habitat: Collected Poems 1960-2010 was published in 2014 by Marick Press (Michigan), who are bringing out his new collection shortly. Poets he has translated include (from Norwegian) Olav… Continue reading

SAILING WITHOUT AHAB: AN ECO-POETIC VOYAGE

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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

“IT’S MORE DANGEROUS THAN IT LOOKS IN HERE”: POEMS FROM MARK RUSSELL’S NEW COLLECTION ‘SPEARMINT & RESCUE’

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MARK RUSSELL‘s first full collection is Spearmint & Rescue (Pindrop Press). He has also published Shopping for Punks (Hesterglock), a full collection of experimental work. His chapbooks are ℵ (the book of moose)… Continue reading