READS OF THE YEAR 2017: Vicki Husband

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Ocean Vuong’s first collection Night Sky with Exit Wounds is remarkable for many reasons, not least the way it holds its contradictions together with such poise: violence and sensuality, family relationships and the Vietnam… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2017: Andrew Lees

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It sounds a bit pretentious these days but I still do believe that medicine is a calling rather than a profession or a job. In order to be a good neurologist you need… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2017: Steve Mentz

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  Joseph North, Literary Criticism: A Concise Political History Literary studies loves self-interrogation. Usually we find ourselves wanting, and we are enjoined to return to some prior virtue: a politics of leftist solidarity,… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2017: Andrew Rubens

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Daniel Everett Don’t Sleep, There are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle As a translator, I find the nuts and bolts of linguistics fascinating, but I am ambivalent about the discipline in… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2017: Naomi Richards

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Thomas Wright, Oscar’s Books: A Journey around the Library of Oscar Wilde  If you love books then this book surely must be a treasure. It is a literary journey through the mind of… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2017: Elissa Soave

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I’ve read so many wonderful books this year, it really is difficult to narrow it down to three but, after much deliberation (and sorrow at having to leave off my list Roxane Gay’s… Continue reading

BODY LANGUAGE

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Arika, Episode 9: Other Worlds Already Exist, Tramway, Glasgow, 16th – 19th November 2017 by Mark West Other Worlds Already Exist. If that’s true, where do they exist? Can multiple worlds exist in… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY STEPHANIE GREEN

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STEPHANIE GREEN‘s pamphlet ‘Flout’ was published by HappenStance, and launched at StAnza, 2015.  ‘Berlin Umbrella’ an ‘aural walk’  poetry/sound  collaboration with Sound Artiste, Sonja Heyer, will launch in Berlin in summer, 2018.  She… Continue reading

INTENSE MOMENTS WITH STRANGERS: ‘The Spit, the Sound and the Nest’ by Kathrine Sowerby

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Kathrine Sowerby, The Spit, the Sound and the Nest (Vagabond Voices, 2017) By Sarah Spence When Felix in Kathrine Sowerby’s The Spit, the Sound and the Nest asks Rita if “it’s wrong to leave… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY TERENCE DOOLEY

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TERENCE DOOLEY‘s pamphlet, The Why of It, has just been published by The Argent Press, and his translation of Eduardo Moga’s Selected Poems came out in April with Shearsman Books. He is Penelope… Continue reading

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