Frankie Dytor talks to writer, activist and curator, So Mayer, about their brilliant book, A Nazi Word for a Nazi Thing, writing as non-linear montage, actively creating the anarchive, the iconic figure of Magnus Hirschfeld, embodiment and more.
Usha Akella and Pramila Venkateswaran present the second collection of poems by Mexican women poets – Ana Belén López, Natalie Toledo, Elsa Cross, Maria Baranda and Mariana Bernardez – held in honour of Matwaala’s 2021 Festival of Poets of Colour series.
Elodie Barnes talks to Emily Cooper about her debut collection Glass: poems which shift and reflect on the ideas of home as architectural space, home as memory space, permanence, impermanence, and the ‘ownership’ of stories.
Rym Kechacha talks to award-winning short story writer, Leanne Radojkovich, about the importance of Aotearoa New Zealand’s landscape to her fiction, Independent publishers as the future of literature and the need to re-indigenise writing.
Miriam Al Jamil goes down the rabbit hole at the V&A’s latest exhibition, Alice: Curioser and Curioser, and discovers how Lewis Carroll’s books inspired generations of artists, designers, illustrators and film-makers.
Emily Walters’ collage, Baroque Carnival Euphoria, is a gorgeously frothy pink concoction that celebrates the extravagance of Italian frescoes and the Carnivale di Venezia whilst also looking forward to contemporary neon street art and pop culture.
Iona Glen reflects on Celia Paul’s memoir, Self Portrait, the significance of the British Museum and Bloomsbury to the artist’s work, and her subversive vanquishing of “muse-dom” and patriarchal conventions through painting.
Lottie Whalen talks to editor and author Francesca Wade about her prize-winning book, Square Haunting, the single women who sought to find a room of their own in Bloomsbury, her research and writing processes, and why the book resonates for women today.