David Cooke gives an appreciative overview of a comprehensive new anthology of Russian poetry
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.
In the weeks leading up to Easter, Michael Bartholomew-Biggs reflects on the surprising longevity of Frank Morison’s 1930 book which examines events surrounding the first Good Friday.
. JON STALLWORTHY 1935-2014 It’s hard to sum up the achievement of Jon Stallworthy in a word or a phrase. He was a poet, biographer of Wilfred Owen and Louis MacNeice, Professor of English Literature at Oxford, a translator of Russian poetry, an inspired editor and anthologist and an enabler of other writers. I am […]
The voice of the river in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake adapted, directed and performed by Olwen Fouéré. Nothing can prepare an audience for the shock of this show.
The Hosking Houses Trust is a charity created by Sarah Hosking, to offer writing residencies for ‘women writers over the age of forty, of established merit who need a period of financially protected domestic peace in which to start, continue or complete innovative work about any subject.’
Michael Bartholomew-Biggs muses on ways in which his poetic preferences may have been shaped by two of John Arlott’s poems.
Thomas Ovans is very grateful to Paul McLoughlin and Shoestring Press for republishing some of the best work of the poet Brian Jones.
Michael Bartholomew-Biggs takes in Deborah Tyler-Bennett’s poetic impressions of a residency at Keats House
Rosemary Friedman has been writing satisfying short stories for over fifty years. Sarah Lawson reviews a recent compilation and tries to work out how she does it.
Merryn Williams is pleased to get hold of the first – albeit brief – biography of the much admired Cornish poet Charles Causley.
Michael Bartholomew-Biggs considers a literary encounter that might have taken place in 1930s London