Poetry review – UNKNOWN TERRITORY: Julie Hogg responds to John Short’s poems which recall his time in Greece
Both artists celebrate the regenerative forces of nature to which we have been sensitised by months of lockdown and both exhibitions are a joyful celebration of a cautious reopening after a period of painful reflection.
NEVER HIT A WOMAN, EVEN WITH A FLOWER … Kate Ashton takes a close look at recent collections by Sasha Dugdale and Patricia McCarthy and considers how well they respond to the serious issues they address
Poetry review – GALLOPING HORSES: In spite of some of its difficult themes, Rennie Halstead finds that Setareh Ebrahimi’s first collection repays re-reading and reflection
An “absurdly normal” love story and it admits the appalling truth that all love stories, not just the high romance of Romeo and Juliet, are essentially tragic: they end in loss and when Alzheimer’s strikes, the cruelty is exaggerated because a once charismatic personality disintegrates.