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Pina Piccolo – The Poet’s Adventure

The poet had everything ready: a light briefcase, a ticket, an address. Now, while he was sitting on a bench waiting for the train,...

Miriam Bonetti – Central coffee bar

The Central was the historical bar in town, situated like a breach in the walls that surrounded the square along with an agonizing greengrocer’s...

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Afric McGlinchey – ‘Literary Jury Duty’: Why Reviewing Matters.

I’m guessing that most reviewers are themselves poets. Many of us know that heart-in-mouth feeling of waiting for the critic’s verdict, the one that...

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Raphael d’Abdon – the kubrick connection

(based on actual events)    1.   eyes wide shut the first time i watched it it was christmas eve    2.   the shining part 1 the first time i watched...

Raphael d’Abdon

Dr Raphael d’Abdon was born in Udine (Italy) and lives in Pretoria (South Africa). He is a writer, scholar, spoken word poet, editor and...

Rae Armantrout – With

It’s well that things should stir inconsequentially around me like this patina of shadow, flicker, whisper, so that I can be still. * I write things down to show others later or to show myself that I am...

Feud

The first season of Feud was transmitted between March and April 2017. It has 8 episodes and it is based on the true story...

Rae Armantrout – And

1 Tense and tenuous grow from the same root as does tender in its several guises: the sour grass flower; the yellow moth. 2 I would not confuse the bogus with the spurious. The bogus is a sore thumb while...

Reading second-language writing

Exophonic writers – those who write in a language other than their primary or so-say native tongue – choose to do so for many...

Reviews

Ugly, Dirty and Bad

Down and dirty is too important to simply be defined  by a movie genre. A...

Elizabeth Jane Howard – The Cazalet Chronicles

As written by Hilary Mantel, Elizabeth Jane Howard is a craftswoman, because in order to...

Richard Wright – Native Son

Bigger Thomas grew up in the black ghetto of Chicago where, even though he has...

Arundhathi Subramaniam – Love without a Story

The title of Arundhathi Subramaniam’s adeptly wrought, and wide-ranging collection immediately begs a question. Or...

Jeff Buckley – Grace

First work, poetic declaration and testament at the same time as one of the greatest...

Gore Vidal – The City and the Pillar

The City and the Pillar is a novel by the American writer Gore Vidal, published...

Charles Dickens – A tale of two cities

“Read Dickens, he is the master of us all” I would define myself as Cartesio’s son:...

Catherine Dunne – In the Beginning

There are emotions, feelings and sensations you think belong only to you, details you think...

Marillion – Misplaced Childhood

"And the man in the mirror has sad eyes": Marillion and the jester's farewell It was...

James Baldwin – Go Tell it on the Mountain

John is Reverend Grimes’ son, which is an upright preacher faithful until almost reaching fanaticism,...

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