Poetry review – SLEEPING UNDER CLOUDS : Sarah Mnatzaganian admires these vivid and compassionate poems by Sue Wallace Shaddad which draw inspiration from the paintings of Sula Rubens
Ikaria. Review by Barbara Lewis. Ikaria is a Greek island famed for the longevity of its inhabitants, helped by a Mediterranean diet and plenty of sex. For the purposes of writer-director Philippa Lawford’s eloquent, debut play, it’s also a university hall of residence.
* The Winter 2023 issue of London Grip New Poetry features: *Teoti Jardine *Anne Berkeley *Alison Campbell *Mary Mulholland *Greg Smith *Jennifer M Phillips *Jack Houston *Roisin Tierney *Tim Love *Zack Rogow * Kurt Luchs *John Tustin *Norton Hodges *Glenn Hubbard *Michael Mintrom *Matthew Paul *Glen Hunting *Philip Dunkerley *Oleg Semonov *Tim Cunningham *Tony Beyer […]
Artist Descending a Typewriter. Review by Clare Morris. If you asked Michael Paul Hogan how to write a book on contemporary art, he would probably reply, ‘On a typewriter – a 1928 Royal Portable to be precise.’ In ‘Artist Descending a Typewriter: Nine Essays on Contemporary Art’, armed with the same typewriter, he takes us on a remarkable journey through the lives and creative output of an array of exciting contemporary artists.
Bluebeard’s Castle. Review by Alan Price. Bluebeard’s Castle is one of Michael Powell’s striking music films. And he’s made quite a few of them. Powell directs the opera’s singers / actors with a purposeful intensity.
The Avant-Garde in Georgia. Review by Barbara Lewis. Every two years, Belgium and neighbouring countries host Europalia, a four-month international arts festival to celebrate one country’s cultural heritage. Until early next year, the latest biennale focuses on Georgia, a resonant choice given the conflict nearby instigated by Russia.
Decadent Women. Review by Alan Price. Jad Adam’s book is the first to document the female contribution to a journal that began to be associated with the blanket term decadence. From 1894 to 1897 it was London’s most chic publication that new writers clamoured to be in.