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
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
Jean-Bertrand Pontalis, Brother of the Above Translated by Donald Nicholson-Smith (Unconscious in Translation/International Psychoanalytic Books: 2012) by Alexander Freer The younger took himself for the intellectual inferior, having followed a brother surely destined… Continue reading
Masha Tupitsyn Love Dog (Los Angeles: Penny-Ante Editions, 2013) by Mark West There are two opening epigraphs to Masha Tupitsyn’s Love Dog, one about literary form and one about love, which suggest the… Continue reading
Layla Al-Zubaidi and Matthew Cassel (eds.) Writing Revolution: The Voices from Tunis to Damascus translated by Robert Moger and Georgina Collins (I.B. Tauris, 2013) by Anikó Szilágyi The importance of translation to this book strikes you… Continue reading
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
Maggie Rabatski Holding (New Voices Press, 2012) (Designed and printed by Perjink Press, 2012) Alexander Hutchison Tardigrade (Perjink Press, 2013) by Richie McCaffery “Perjink” is a Scots word for neat, well turned-out, trig.… Continue reading
Photographs taken by our editor Rebecca DeWald on a GRB outing to Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Little Sparta.