Tag Archive: Matt Macdonald

FAITH IN GREATER THINGS: ANA BLANDIANA’S ‘THE SUN OF HEREAFTER / THE EBB OF THE SENSES’

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Ana Blandiana, The Sun of Hereafter/The Ebb of the Senses, Trans. Paul Scott Derrick and Viorica Patea (Bloodaxe Books, 2017). Originally published in 2000 & 2004. Review by Matt MacDonald The Sun Of Hereafter bristles… Continue reading

OCEAN DEEP: J. O. Morgan’s ‘In Casting Off’

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J. O. Morgan, In Casting Off (HappenStance, 2015) Review by Matt Macdonald From a critical standpoint, it would be all too easy to compare In Casting Off with Morgan’s earlier narrative collections, Natural Mechanical and… Continue reading

Line Drawings, and Other Diagrams: Miriam Gamble’s ‘Pirate Music’

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Miriam Gamble, Pirate Music (Bloodaxe, 2015) by Matt Macdonald The surest sign of a cohesive collection is that something of it lingers in the mind after the reading, and even more telling is that this… Continue reading

THE SOUND OF SILENCE: ANA BLANDIANA’S ‘MY NATIVE LAND A4’

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Ana Blandiana, My Native Land A4 (Bloodaxe, 2014 [2010]). Trans. Paul Scott Derrick and Viorica Patea. by Matt MacDonald Coming to this collection as an outsider, to both the native language of the poems and… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY SAMUEL REILLY, JOE LINKER, AND MATT MACDONALD

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SAMUEL REILLY is a recent graduate of English Literature from Oxford University. He is currently based in Glasgow, where he works with contemporary art in a city-centre gallery, and continues to write poetry and… Continue reading

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