Tag Archive: poetry

“WHAT’S UNINTELLIGIBLE ISN’T SILENT”: Zoë Skoulding’s “The Museum of Disappearing Sounds”

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Zoë Skoulding The Museum of Disappearing Sounds (Seren, 2013) By Calum Gardner Are there in language, and in poetry, natural things? Some of the findings of linguistics and biology suggest that the human brain and larynx… Continue reading

READS OF THE YEAR 2014: A.C. Clarke

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Thomas Travisano (ed.), Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell (2010) A great book to dip into before settling down to write oneself. Gives a vivid portrait of the post-war… Continue reading

SLATE, METAPHOR AND TRANSLATION: Alistair Noon translates Osip Mandelstam from Russian

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by Alistair Noon Osip Mandelstam’s “The Ode on Slate” is a poem where the vacuum cleaner of Russian literary criticism, with its statistical analyses of recurrent collocations and hundred-page treatments of individual poems,… Continue reading

“NO MORE WORDS”: Pat Barker’s “Regeneration” on stage in Edinburgh

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Regeneration by Pat Barker, adapted for the stage by Nicholas Wright, a Touring Consortium Theatre Company and Royal & Derngate, Northampton Co-Production. Voices of War, poetry reading in association with the Scottish Poetry… Continue reading

THAT QUALITY OF THE GREAT BOXERS: The Battle of the Benns in Michael Hofmann and David Paisey’s translations

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Gottfried Benn Impromptus: Selected Poems, translated by Michael Hofmann (Faber and Faber 2013) Gottfried Benn Selected Poems and Prose, translated by David Paisey (Carcanet 2013) by Henry King   That quality of the great boxers… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY SAM KOLINSKI, DAVID POLLARD, AND SALLY EVANS

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SAM KOLINSKI is a  Glasgow-based writer. He loves polysemy and is massively indebted to both Sam Willetts’ first collection ‘New Light for the Old Dark’ and the letter D, as well as John Burnside,… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY HENRY KING AND FIONA SHILLAN

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HENRY KING recently completed a doctorate on post-war English poetry at the University of Glasgow. His poems have appeared in New Poetries V, Magma and PN Review, and are forthcoming in Stand and The Rotary Dial; he blogs at Between… Continue reading

NEW POETRY BY DANIEL BOSCH

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DANIEL BOSCH was awarded the first Boston Review Poetry Prize (1998) for four poems riffing on films starring Tom Hanks. His work has been published in journals such as Poetry, Slate, The TLS, Agni, Berfrois, The New… Continue reading

THIS IS ALT LIT: ANOMIE IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL NETWORKS

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Mira Gonzalez i will never be beautiful enough to make us beautiful together (Sorry House, 2013) Steve Roggenbuck IF YOU DONT LOVE THE MOON YOUR AN ASSHOLE (free .pdf, 2013) Internet Poetry, Tumblr blog, internetpoetry.tumblr.com, 2011-present… Continue reading

WHERE THE RIVER ENDS AND THE SEA BEGINS: An Interview with Stewart Conn

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This interview accompanies Richie McCaffery’s review of Stewart Conn’s New & Selected Poems which you can find here. by Richie McCaffery  Stewart Conn (b. 1936 in Glasgow) has had a long career as both… Continue reading