EIBF 2014: SWEET POTATO AND CALLALOO – THE POETS OF ‘YONDER AWA’

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 9th–25th August 2014 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. Dorothea Smartt, A. A. Graham, Sasenarine Persaud, and Malika… Continue reading

EIBF 2014: CAROL ANN DUFFY

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 9th–25th August 2014 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. Carol Ann Duffy and John Sampson performed at the Edinburgh… Continue reading

THE EDWIN MORGAN POETRY AWARD SHORTLIST: POEMS FROM STEWART SANDERSON

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We are very pleased to announce that Stewart Sanderson, one of our erstwhile contributors, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Edwin Morgan Award for Poetry. The award will be presented by Jackie Kay… Continue reading

EIBF 2014: ROWAN WILLIAMS

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 9th–25th August 2014 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. Rowan Williams read at the Edinburgh International Book Festival… Continue reading

EIBF 2014: XIAOLU GUO

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This is one of a number of pieces covering events at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, which runs from 9th–25th August 2014 at Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh. Xiaolu Guo read at the Edinburgh International Book Festival… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY RUSSELL BENNETTS AND RAUAN KLASSNIK

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RUSSELL BENNETTS is the founder and editor of Berfrois magazine (@Berfrois). He lives in Kentish Town. RAUAN KLASSNIK is the author of Holy Land (2008), The Moon’s Jaw (2013) and Sky Rat (2014). He lives in… Continue reading

LATIN AMERICA’s OTHER BITE

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by Jessica Sequeira After FIFA suspended Uruguayan footballer Luis Suárez for “biting” Italian player Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder during the World Cup, fans around the world raised questions about commissions and kickbacks. Symbolically, at least, they may… Continue reading

CANNED BEANS: SALLY EVANS’ POETIC ADVENTURES IN SCOTLAND WITH SEVENTY POEMS

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Sally Evans Poetic Adventures in Scotland with Seventy Poems (diehard poetry 2014, e-book: Firewater Press 2013) by William Bonar Sally Evans is one of those essential stalwarts who continually build and maintain the support… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY A C CLARKE

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A C CLARKE is a poet living in Glasgow and a member of Scottish PEN. Her latest collections are A Natural Curiosity, (New Voices Press), shortlisted for the 2012 Callum Macdonald Award, and Fr… Continue reading

ORFORD NESS PENINSULA: A Photo Essay by Graham Riach

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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

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