Category Archive: poetry

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

“THIS PIECE OF EARTH”: SCOTIA NOVA: POEMS FOR THE EARLY DAYS OF A BETTER NATION

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Alastair Findlay and Tessa Ransford, eds. Scotia Nova: Poems for the Early Days of a Better Nation (Luath Press 2014) by A C Clarke I had better declare my hand at the start.… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY KATE ASHTON

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KATE ASHTON was born in Beith and qualified as an RGN from the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh before spending the mid to late 1970s as a features editor on Nursing Times. She then lived… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY RICK CRILLY

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RICK CRILLY is the author of The Tablecloth Trick (ECW Press/2007), described by Rikki Ducornet as “sweetly mysterious and clairvoyant”. His work has appeared in Litmus: the Neurological Issue, Zone Magazine, Molly Bloom, Blackbox… 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

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