Category Archive: poetry

NEW POETRY BY KATHRINE SOWERBY

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KATHRINE SOWERBY lives in Glasgow where she runs tell it slant, a poetry bookshop, and makes fourfold, a curated publication. Her poems and translations have most recently been published in Gutter, New Writing Scotland, Under… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY CONLEY LOWRANCE

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CONLEY LOWRANCE began writing poetry after an aborted career in punk rock. His interest in lyrics and subculture literature eventually led him to the University of Virginia’s poetry writing program where he received… Continue reading

REFRAMING HOPE AND DOUBT: RODDY LUMSDEN’S ‘NOT ALL HONEY’

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Roddy Lumsden, Not All Honey (Bloodaxe, 2014) By Laurie Donaldson This new collection by the ever-inventive Roddy Lumsden, published by Bloodaxe Books, is a beautiful fusion of insights about personal experience in thought-provoking… 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

READS OF THE YEAR 2014: Rebecca DeWald

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Agua by Eduardo Berti, translated by Alexander Cameron and Paul Buck (Pushkin Press, 2003 [1997]) This short novel came to me by way of the Argentine Travelogue I began early in 2014 and… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2014: Jessica Sequeira

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José Bianco, Ficción y Reflexión (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1988) This book is an anthology of texts by Argentine editor, translator, literary critic and novelist José “Pepe” Bianco (1908-1986), secretary of the renowned magazine Sur for 23 years. Borges,… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2014: A.C. Clarke

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Thomas Travisano (ed.), Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell (2010) A great book to dip into before settling down to write oneself. Gives a vivid portrait of the post-war… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2014: Calum Gardner

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Chris Kraus, I Love Dick (Semiotext(e), 1997) I only discovered Chris Kraus’s writing this year, when I heard her speak about Kathy Acker at a conference, although she is one of the minds behind Semiotext(e),… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2014: Stephanie Green

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Geraldine Mitchell, Of Birds and Bones (Arlen House, 2014) I’ve read this many times, and love it. There is an overall quietness and dignity in this poetry book, especially when dealing with topics like a relative’s… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2014: A.W. Strouse

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First, a shout-out to my boy Alexander Nemser, whose The Sacrifice of Abraham came out this year with Bookieman. Sacrifice is a relentless series of pseudo-midrashim about the tale of the binding of… Continue reading