How can one compile a collection about Jane Austen? Ruth Valentine comments on the success of such an anthology, edited by Maura Dooley
John Lucas is impressed by the depth and range of literary and musical knowledge displayed in a new collection of essays by Jim Burns
Merryn Williams welcomes a new book by John Pikoulis which relates the poetry of Alun Lewis to the circumstances surrounding his tragic death in 1944
The Faction presents ‘Transformations’; three unique solo adaptions from Cervantes, Goethe and Kafka.
Directed and produced by Rachel Valentine Smith and Mark Leipacher, expect a contemporary, dynamic and energetic execution throughout Cervantes’ Dialogue of the Dogs, Goethes Faust and Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.
John Lucas welcomes Neil Curry’s re-assessment of the poetic achievements of William Cowper
Merryn Williams has her curiosity aroused by a tribute to the late Barry Cole – one of a number of recent Shoestring Press books celebrating undeservedly neglected poets.
Richie McCaffery considers the life and work of G S Fraser in the context of a new selection of his poetry from Shoestring Press
Jennifer Wallace has used some scraps of historical fact and a good deal of lively imagination to build her new novel set in 18th century London
The reviewer reviewed … John Forth considers a collection of essays on poets and poetry by Tony Roberts
Merryn Williams responds to Alyson Hallett’s poetic account of her time as poet-in-residence at Charles Causley’s house.
Merryn Williams applauds a new selection of poems by Sidney Keyes (edited by Rod Madocks) which should help restore the reputation of this nearly-forgotten World War Two poet
The first thing that struck me and indeed drew me to this collection of short stories was the remarkable front cover designed by Mark Holihan. It has all the elements we associate with Margate: sand, parakeets, and the Victorian sea front.