Natalie Perman’s impressive debut poetry collection, Cataclysm, hails a new literary voice, one that deftly crosses multiple zones of experience and carefully explores the fragmentation of the Jewish diasporic experience.
Artist Yinka Shonibare curates a vibrant, magical and moving Summer Exhibition, one where a multiplicity of voices and artistic perspectives speak to the pain and progress of both past and present, writes Emily Walters.
Rym Kechacha reviews The Books of Jacob: a wonderful, huge and complex book that asks the reader to “turn our gaze away from the simple”, and instead embrace flux, transformation, and narrative that “sprawls like a great tree’s roots”.
Shameera Nair Lin talks to the National Poetry Prize winning poet Marvin Thompson about his musical inspirations, exploring British colonial violence and racism in his work, the lack of representation in nature writing and conquering poetic forms like the villanelle.
Our BAROQUE guest editor, Frankie Dytor, experiences a rush of dizzying and disorientating pleasure when reading two of Cipher Press’ books of fiction, Jess Arndt’s Large Animals and Alison Rumfitt’s Tell Me I’m Worthless.
Anna Kate Blair talks to author Sara Jaffe about why Dryland is an anti-coming-out novel, writers who have influenced her work, being published by the Queer UK-based Independent publisher Cipher Press, leaning into the awkwardness of writing about adolescence, music and much more.
In Jayna Brown’s Black Utopias, Emma Hanson discovers that the speculative practices and philosophies of Black creatives destabilise current understandings of the ‘human’, ‘knowledge’ and ‘existence’, instead redefining them and envisaging futures past from the privileged position of the periphery.