Category Archive: poetry

“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

NEW POETRY BY DAVINA ALLISON AND ALEX WYLIE

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DAVINA ALLISON has recently completed a PhD in Text Linguistics. Her poems have been published in numerous literary and online journals in Australia, America, and the UK, including The Australian Poetry Journal, Poetry… Continue reading

SLATE, METAPHOR AND TRANSLATION: Alistair Noon translates Osip Mandelstam from Russian

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by Alistair Noon Osip Mandelstam’s “The Ode on Slate” is a poem where the vacuum cleaner of Russian literary criticism, with its statistical analyses of recurrent collocations and hundred-page treatments of individual poems,… Continue reading

“THIS IS THE NEW LANGUAGE”: MARIANNE MORRIS’ THE ON ALL SAID THINGS MORATORIUM

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Marianne Morris The On All Said Things Moratorium (Enitharmon Press 2013) by A C Clarke “This is the / new language.  This method is / not personal it’s just different to yours, ok”… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY KHALOUD AL-MUTTALIBI

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KHALOUD AL-MUTTALIBI is a poet and translator. She resides in the United Kingdom. Much of her work has been translated into various languages. Her poetry has been published in a vast array of… Continue reading

SNOWLIGHT AND SUNLIGHT: PAULINE STAINER’S TIGER FACING THE MIST

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Pauline Stainer, Tiger Facing the Mist (Bloodaxe, 2013). by Stephanie Green. Pauline Stainer is noted for her minimalist, acutely precise poetry, working through an accretion of images, a balance of the concrete with the subliminal… Continue reading