In this beautifully meditative essay, Emma Jones reflects on Ithell Colquhoun’s painting, Scylla, the artist’s links to British Surrealism and how seeing the body as landscape takes us beyond our narrow borders into new realms of personal and collective freedom.
Peaches and pigs, softness and hunger, all crop up and are used to explore women’s relationships to their bodies in Cecilia Knapp’s raw and remarkable collection, Peach Pig, writes our contributor Seraphina Edelmann.
Acclaimed author Savala Nolan talks to Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou about her latest collection of essays, Don’t Let It Get You Down (The Indigo Press), navigating interstitial spaces and identities, the ubiquity of violence to women, imagination as a vital tool to access African American history and life writing as a form of cartography for readers.
JP Seabright captures the excitement and ‘gay abandon’ of queer love in ‘Life’s A Butch’ and treats us to a selection of gorgeous visual poems and collages from their upcoming collection, An Attempt At Exhausting An Undergraduate Essay.
Five writers – Nasim Marie Jafry, Laura Elliott, Henry Anderson, JP Seabright and Louise Kenward – discuss what it’s like to write with M.E. and how chronic illness has forced them to discover new modes of understanding, new forms of expression, new realms of imagination (as edited by author Katy Wimhurst).
Faiqa Mansab discusses the prejudice and oppression – patriarchal, Islamophobic and colonial – that Muslim women face the world over and asks for a form of feminism which centres their needs and experiences too.