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

MATERIALITY IN AND AFTER DEATH: ‘Bella mia’ by Donatella di Pietrantonio, trans. Franca Scurti Simpson

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Donatella di Pietrantonio, Bella mia, translated by Franca Scurti Simpson (Calisi Press, 2016) By Liliya Aleksandrova Some years ago, when I was back in the Northwest of Bulgaria for a few months in… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY ALEX HOUEN AND GEOFF GILBERT

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GEOFF GILBERT teaches comparative literature in the American University of Paris. He co-authored the chapbook Hold! West (Eyewear, 2016) with Alex Houen, and has published poems in various journals. He is also the… Continue reading

A TROUBLING TRANSFORMATION: A. Igoni Barrett’s ‘Blackass’

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A. Igoni Barrett, Blackass (Graywolf Press, 2016) By Timothy Ogene The line of connection between A. Igoni Barrett’s Blackass and Kafka’s Metamorphosis is not hard to trace. It is established at the very beginning… Continue reading

STEPHANIE GREEN’S ‘FLOUT’ AND THE PROCESS OF PRESENCE

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Stephanie Green, Flout (HappenStance, 2015) By Helen Murray The further north I go, the more I must face myself. In Flout, Stephanie Green creates poems that celebrate and challenge forces of nature and the… Continue reading

SUMMER WEDDING – A SHORT STORY BY ALICE TARBUCK

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It was five years after the wedding that I found the photographs. It was June, well on the way to getting hot, and I was clearing out the shed in the hope of… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY RICO CRAIG AND LARRY D. THACKER

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RICO CRAIG’s first poetry collection Bone Ink will be published in 2017 by Guillotine Press. Recent writing can be found in London Magazine, Cordite and Tincture. He has been shortlisted for the University of… Continue reading

TO TRY OR NOT TO TRY: ‘Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Twelve Stories After Cervantes and Shakespeare’

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Daniel Hahn and Margarita Valencia (eds.), Lunatics, Lovers and Poets: Twelve Stories After Cervantes and Shakespeare (And Other Stories, 2016) By Edmund Chapman 2016 marked the four hundredth anniversary of one of the most extraordinary… Continue reading