Emma Lee finds that a powerful new collection by Ruth O’Callaghan can look unflinchingly at evil yet still keep faith in human capacity for regeneration
As if an extraordinary imagination for fantastic, unsettling monsters and a genius ahead of his time for sensitive, naturalistic depictions of ordinary people weren’t enough, Hieronymous Bosch also had a modern knack for successful branding.
Northern Ireland’s permanent representation in Brussels periodically brings to the capital of Europe a sample of Northern Irish culture in a spirit of cross-cultural exchange that risks being disrupted in the event of a Brexit.
David Cooke applauds the efforts of Paul Vincent & John Irons in selecting and translating an anthology which spans 1000 years of Dutch poetry
* This issue of London Grip New Poetry features new poems by: *Eve Pearce *Phil Kirby *P A Levy *Gareth Culshaw *Grant Tarbard *Robert Nisbet *Katherine Gallagher *Shadwell Smith *John Harvey *David Flynn *Utsav Kaushik *Norbert Hirschhorn * Jared Carter *Caroline Natzler *Elizabeth Smither *Greg Freeman *Cal Freeman *Robert Etty *Mark Carson *Jack Houston *Clive […]
A first collection by Barbara Cumbers confounds the old idea of “two cultures” and shows a happy blending of scientific and poetic observation. .
How can one compile a collection about Jane Austen? Ruth Valentine comments on the success of such an anthology, edited by Maura Dooley
Emma Lee follows the poetic escapades of a trickster figure in a new collection by Janet Sutherland.
John Forth browses a surprisingly varied collection of essays by Andrew Sant
D A Prince observes that Michael Tolkien’s latest collection asks some quiet but important questions
Pam Thompson finds some bold and resonant poems in a chapbook by Warsan Shire
John Lucas is impressed by the depth and range of literary and musical knowledge displayed in a new collection of essays by Jim Burns