Perspectives on Poetry: John Lucas examines three recent studies exploring the craft and ideas of three eminent poets .
Jeremy Wikeley gives his reactions to the exhibition Larkinworld which is currently at the Poetry Library, Southbank Centre
Roger Caldwell reviews Ian Gordon‘s recent biography of the poet Anne Stevenson
John Lucas reflects on Michael Wilding’s account of the lives and work of three significant figures from Australia’s early literary history
David Cooke applauds the efforts of Paul Vincent & John Irons in selecting and translating an anthology which spans 1000 years of Dutch poetry
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.
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.
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.’
Jenny Fabian considers Angela Carter’s interrogation of authority in The Bloody Chamber