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

“NO MORE WORDS”: Pat Barker’s “Regeneration” on stage in Edinburgh

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Regeneration by Pat Barker, adapted for the stage by Nicholas Wright, a Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate, Northampton Co-Production. Voices of War, poetry reading in association with the Scottish Poetry… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY GARY ALLEN

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GARY ALLEN was born in Ballymena, Co. Antrim. He has published thirteen collections, most recently, Mexico, Agenda Editions, 2013. Widely published in international magazines, including Ambit, Australian Book Review, Chapman, Dark Horse, Edinburgh Review,… Continue reading

FOUR SWIM POEMS AND A PICTURE

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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

A GAME OF ARTHURS: The Romance of Arthur, edited by Norris J. Lacy and James J. Wilhelm

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Norris J. Lacy and James J. Wilhelm (eds.) The Romance of Arthur: An Anthology of Medieval Texts in Translation (Routledge, 2013) by R. A. Davis Part 1: ‘…he was not Arthur’ “It is difficult… Continue reading

WE WERE PUNKS ONCE: GRAHAM FULTON’S ONE DAY IN THE LIFE OF JIMMY DENISOVICH

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Graham Fulton, One Day in the Life of Jimmy Denisovich (Middlesbrough, Smokestack, 2014) by Calum Rodger Half-way through Glasgow poet Graham Fulton’s latest collection, One Day in the Life of Jimmy Denisovich, there’s a… Continue reading

THE CORNER OF VICTORIA & ALBERT – A short story by MJ Corrigan

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This story has previously been published on MJ Corrigan’s blog #9 Dream. On the corner of Victoria and Albert, I watched as the rain washed the blond sandstone of the buildings opposite a… Continue reading

‘SOME DEY LEUCH/BIT IDDERS GRET’: Mark Ryan Smith’s The Literature of Shetland

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Mark Ryan Smith The Literature of Shetland (Shetland Times, 2014) by Stewart Sanderson Just over a year ago I visited Shetland for the first time. It was a long-awaited trip, facilitated by the opportunity… Continue reading

EIBF 2014: ‘Money Rules the World’: Alexander Kluge’s Film ‘Grapes of Trust’

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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. Alexander Kluge’s Film Grapes of Trust was shown on… Continue reading

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