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Claire-Louise Bennett – Pond

Pond is an experimental novel that takes place entirely inside the mind of an unnamed protagonist. It relates the thought processes and...

Minal Hajratwala – Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment

Bountiful Instructions for Enlightenment is published by The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, one of whose patrons is Carolyn Forché; Hajaratwala is also fortunate enough to have...

Kobus Moolman – A Book of Rooms

The multi-award-winning South African poet Kobus Moolman begins his seventh poetry collection with a quotation by Georges Perec: Even if I have the help only...

Sadakichi Hartmann – Collected Poems, 1886-1944

Sadakichi Hartmann has been described as ‘one of the most intriguing and overlooked figures in the history of American poetry’ (Juliana Chang), and with...

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...

Vona Groarke – Selected Poems

Opening Out This Selected volume reflects the development of Vona Groarke’s poetic sensibility over a period of twenty years. The poems are drawn from her...

Eva HD – Shiner

Eva HD’s first book of poetry, Rotten Perfect Mouth, was published  by Mansfield  Press in 2015. Shiner followed a year later. A science  lecturer ...

Caroline Smith – The Immigration Handbook

Caroline Smith (Orbis 176) is delving here beneath the morass of statistics and forms to uncover the real lives, circumstances, memories and emotions of...

Conor O’Callaghan – Nothing on Earth

Shards A distraught young girl appears on the doorstep of a man living alone, and tells him that her father has disappeared. So begins the...

Afric McGlinchey: 3 Poems

  Immersion Gills appear on either side of the throat; liquid slowly webs my toes and fingers; then it’s the spiraling dance downward to the algae-curtained house of rock and...