WHOSE ANTHROPOCENE? ‘Anthropocene Feminism’, edited by Richard Grusin

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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

POETRY TRANSLATION SHOWCASE: PER HELGE – ‘THE HEAVY HELPLESS SONG’

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PER HELGE (b. 1945) left teaching in 1976 to work as a full-time writer, active as a reviewer and journalist and local historian. He has published a dozen books, mostly of poetry. He lives in… Continue reading

METONYMY, OR DAPPLED TRANSLATION: Robin Munby translates Vadim Muratkhanov

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Translator’s Preface: Metonomy, or Dappled Translation by Robin Munby “Cultures cannot be translated”. These are the words of translation scholar Ovidi Carbonell.[1] While shorn of their context they may sound like little more… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY ZOHAR ATKINS

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ZOHAR ATKINS holds a doctorate in Theology from Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. His poetry has been featured in PN Review, Blackbox Manifold, Haaretz, The Oxonian Review, Typo, Wave Composition, and elsewhere.… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2017: P.W. Bridgman

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Cynthia Flood –What Can You Do (Windsor, Ontario: Biblioasis, 2017)  It is no oversight that the title of Cynthia Flood’s latest collection of short stories, What Can You Do, does not end with… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2017: Rebecca DeWald

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Mascha Dabič, Reibungsverluste (Edition Atelier, 2017) Nora lives in Vienna and works as Russian interpreter and translator for refugees, many of whom have fled war zones, such as Chechnya. Dabič’s debut novel recounts… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2017: Henry Bell

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I’ve spent the last six months researching and writing a book about John Maclean. A great deal of that reading has revolved around Socialist splits and grappling with the difference between the SLP,… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2017: Stephanie Green

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Dalila by Jason Donald, about a Kenyan asylum seeker and her treatment in Glasgow and other parts of the UK,  is brilliantly written – spare but heart-stopping. Dalila’s experiences are based on those… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY STUART A. BARNES AND RYAN VANCE

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STUART A. BARNES was born and raised in Hobart, Tasmania, educated at Monash University, Victoria, and lives in Rockhampton, Queensland. His first poetry collection, Glasshouses (UQP 2016), won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Prize, was… Continue reading

A CHRISTMAS CAROL – A Short Story by Henry King

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Michael Caine had muttered his last “Bah, humbug!” and turned into a happy old man, singing along with the brightly coloured anthropomorphic animals and monsters. The children loved it, and the adults were… Continue reading

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