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In Bryony Littlefair’s poetic exploration of the everyday, the dreaded dinner party or 9-5 grind are brilliantly subverted to an absurd extreme exposing the anxieties and struggles experienced by all in a capitalistic, corporately ruled society.
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Creating a ‘fine latticework of sentiment and language’, Pramila Venkateswaran’s latest poetry collection, We are Not a Museum, resurrects place and memory to become a powerful sthalapurana for the city of Kochi and the lives of the Jewish peoples in it.
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In their new collection Machinations, Kinneson Lalor and JP Seabright take inspiration from Alan Turing and the world of artificial intelligence, creating poems that are conversations not only between two poets, but between poet and machine. Here, they share their experiences when working on the collection, along with some of the resulting poems.
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Rochelle Roberts’ speaker moves back and forth through the porous gateway of memory in an uncanny debut.
Read More “Your Retreating Shadow: poetry as a portal between conscious memory and subconscious dreaming”
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.
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Elodie Barnes talks to poet, translator, and writer, Priya Sarukkai Chabria, about her revisioning of Rabindranath Tagore’s Gitanjali, mystical poetry, transformation and translation, and writing as an act of devotion.
Read More “In conversation with Priya Sarukkai Chabria: “It’s only through stutters that we can approach the sacred””
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.
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Multiple voices, viewpoints and experiences combine to make Marvin Thompson’s poetry collection, Road Trip, a powerful, sensitive and unforgettable read, writes our contributor, Shameera Nair Lin.
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