NEW POETRY BY GEORGE GUNN, IRENE CUNNINGHAM, AND MARK RYAN SMITH

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GEORGE GUNN‘s The Great Edge is to be published by Grace Notes in November 2017. A Selected Poems is coming out from Kennedy and Boyd much the same time. Gunn also writes for Bella Caledonia.  IRENE… Continue reading

AN OBSCURE AND UNUSUAL WINDOW ONTO A CITY: Jason Donald’s ‘Dalila’

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Jason Donald, Dalila (Jonathan Cape, 2017) An interview with Jason Donald By Lynnda Wardle Jason Donald’s second novel, Dalila, tells the story of a young Kenyan asylum seeker who flees her rapist uncle… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY MARK STUDIN AND NATHANAEL O’REILLY

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MARK STUDIN is a former civil engineer and stay-at-home dad. His poetry appears in The Literateur and Transect Magazine. He lives in Ithaca, New York, USA. NATHANEAL O’REILLY was born and raised in Australia. He… Continue reading

PIECES OF A PUZZLE: ‘Tangram’ by Juan Carlos Márquez, trans. by James Womack

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Juan Carlos Márquez, Tangram, translated by James Womack (Nevsky Books, 2017) By Ellen Jones Juan Carlos Márquez’s latest book is organised according to the eponymous tangram, a puzzle made up of seven flat shapes… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY HUGH MCMILLAN

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HUGH MCMILLAN‘s work has been anthologised and broadcast widely, and has won various prizes, most recently the Cardiff International Poetry Competition in 2010. Postcards from the Hedge won the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award… Continue reading

TIBER – PICTURE OF A DROWNED IMAGE – A SHORT STORY BY MAX EEVI

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It was a crisp November morning when Tiberinus Silvius – ninth King of the Alba Longa – fell into the River Tiber. * Preceding Tiberinus’ fall, the river’s name rested naturally as “River”… Continue reading

A REFUGE FOR COMPLEXITY: Alessandro Baricco’s ‘The Young Bride’ (La sposa giovane), translated into English by Ann Goldstein

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Alessandro Baricco, The Young Bride, translated by Ann Goldstein (Europa Editions, 2016) By Liliya Aleksandrova Transparency would require full disclosure of the fact that Alessandro Baricco’s name is certain to appear towards the… Continue reading

ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE – A SHORT STORY BY REBECCA SMITH

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‘Are you going into work?’ Helen asked as she fed James in her corner of the couch. ‘It’s only a bit of snow,’ he said. ‘I know.’ She looked down at the baby… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY ROBIN FULTON MACPHERSON

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ROBIN FULTON MACPHERSON‘s A Northern Habitat: Collected Poems 1960-2010 was published in 2014 by Marick Press (Michigan), who are bringing out his new collection shortly. Poets he has translated include (from Norwegian) Olav… Continue reading

SAILING WITHOUT AHAB: AN ECO-POETIC VOYAGE

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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