Category Archive: poetry

THE CUP HALF FULL: Stewart Conn’s The Touch of Time

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This review accompanies the conversation conducted between Richie McCaffery, Gerry Cambridge, and Stewart Conn which you can find here. Stewart Conn The Touch of Time: New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2014) by Richie McCaffery In… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY GRAHAM FULTON

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GRAHAM FULTON‘s poems have been widely published in magazines, anthologies, online journals and newspapers in both Europe and the USA, including Ambit, The North, Edinburgh Review, Gutter, Poetry Book Society Anthology, Stand, Stride, Chapman, Raintown Review, Orbis,… Continue reading

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: GLASGOW REVIEW OF BOOKS TO PUBLISH POETRY!

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We are very pleased to announce that the Glasgow Review of Books is now soliciting submissions of poetry for online publication! We welcome Samuel Tongue to our team as our new poetry editor.… Continue reading

AN ELIZABETHAN POETICS: William Scott’s “The Model of Poesy”

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William Scott The Model of Poesy ed. by Gavin Alexander (Cambridge University Press, 2013) by Matthew Blaiden “[R]ight poets,” says Sir Philip Sidney in The Defence of Poesy, “do merely make to imitate, and… Continue reading

CORPOREALITY IN THE CLASSROOM: A Review of L.O. Aranye Fradenburg’s “Staying Alive”; or, Put That in Your MOOC and Smoke It

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This piece continues a conversation between the Glasgow Review of Books and Punctum Books about the possibilities and problems for scholarship in the current intellectual, cultural and economic climate in both the US and UK,… Continue reading

“YOU’RE NOT DONE IN IF YOU’RE STILL DREAMING”: At the Salon de la Revue, the DIY antidote to the corporate bookfair

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   by Andrew Rubens Vincent Rougier, artist and editor, is perched behind his stall. Still wearing red scarf and Indiana Jones fedora in the slightly chilly hall, he is conversing with friends and… Continue reading

TO TRUTHS TRANSLATED: On Shakespeare and Flarf

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The Sonnets: Translating and Rewriting Shakespeare, edited by Sharmilla Cohen and Paul Legault (Telephone Books, 2012) by Calum Gardner The first full-length offering from Telephone Books, an imprint of Brooklyn publisher Nightboat, showcases… Continue reading

ON ALISTAIR NOON’S MANDELSTAM

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by Henry King For a couple of years now, I’ve had an on-off obsession with Osip Mandelstam, the Russian poet who famously died on his way to a gulag after insulting Joseph Stalin… Continue reading

MAD SCOTLAND HURT YOU INTO SONG: The Poetics of a Stateless Nation

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by Stewart Sanderson (image attribution: Angus McCulloch) In 1940, the English poet W.H. Auden declared that “poetry makes nothing happen: it survives / in the valley of its making.” From its first publication,… Continue reading

PERCEPTION IS ALMOST AN END IN ITSELF: Lyn Hejinian’s The Book of a Thousand Eyes

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Lyn Hejinian The Book of a Thousand Eyes (Omnidawn, 2012) by Calum Gardner The Book of a Thousand Eyes is the culmination of two decades’ work for Lyn Hejinian, and it has been… Continue reading

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