READS OF THE YEAR 2018: P.W. Bridgman

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Jonathan Tulloch Larkinland (Seren, 2017) “Bed, upright chair, sixty-watt bulb, no hook / Behind the door, no room for books or bags — / ‘I’ll take it…” This is how, in “Mr. Bleaney,” Philip Larkin… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: A.M. BAKALAR

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Since the birth of my daughter two years ago, my reading time has diminished dramatically. I had to become very selective in what I read, which is probably a good thing, considering the… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: Stephanie Green

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Luck is the Hook by Imtiaz Dharker (Bloodaxe, 2018) is my stand-out book of poetry this year. Lyrical with a compassionate humanity, Dharker’s poems have a piercing, deceptive simplicity of image and language, particularly… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: MARIA SLEDMERE

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2018 was the year I started to read obsessively, hungrily, like a child again. Maybe this was because the internet was giving me nausea; maybe because I turned towards authors whose work not… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: Lynnda Wardle

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Deborah Levy Things I don’t want to know (Bloomsbury, 2014) and The Cost of Living (Penguin, 2018). The best reading experiences are journeys; books that move you from one place to another, their… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: Marta Dziurosz

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Lena Andersson Acts of Infidelity (translated into English by Saskia Vogel) Just like Andersson’s previous book, Wilful Disregard, this is a story about unrequited love – but not as you know it. Acts of Infidelity can be… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: Callum McSorley

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Dave Cook and Craig Paton Killtopia #1 The first volume of new cyberpunk comic series Killtopia by Scottish writer and artist team Dave Cook and Craig Paton is a joyous celebration of the history… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: Victoria Min-Yi Wang

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Ilse Aichinger Der Gefesselte  This 1953 collection of short stories remains true to the spirit of the short story in that the narratives are almost certain to end realistically, often, inevitably, in death,… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY SHERI BENNING

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SHERI BENNING‘s third collection of poetry, The Season’s Vagrant Light: New and Selected Poems, was published by Carcanet Press in 2015. She’s published two books in Canada: Thin Moon Psalm (Brick Books) and Earth After Rain (Thistledown Press).… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2018: Daniel Bosch

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My critical thinking courses usually center on analysis of visual objects, and this means that twice every year, fall and spring, I re-read Ways of Seeing, John Berger‘s 1972 multi-modal masterpiece avant la lettre, and every time I… Continue reading

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