Archipelago: Winter Edition

30 November 2011 // Books

New issue of Archipelago now available from Clutag Press. Featuring contributions from, Norman Ackroyd, Norman MacCaig, Robert Macfarlane, Alice Oswald, Katherine Rundell. Visit their website and note the new blog.

Read the full entry

Robert Macfarlane on Kurt Jackson

30 November 2011 // On Water

pic: Caroline Jackson The introduction to the catalogue for Kurt Jackson’s exhibition of recent works, currently on show at The Redfern Gallery, London. By Robert Macfarlane ‘As I watch the world’, wrote Nan Shepherd in 1945, ‘it arches its back, and each layer of the landscape bristles’. It’s a typically brilliant observation about observation from […]

Read the full entry


29 November 2011 // On Nature

illustration by Jon McNaught Words by Michael Smith. An extract from this years Caught by the River book, On Nature. Walking along the shoreline in the pearly evening light, the room above the tennis courts full of stoner kids rehearsing their floydy tunes, wah wah guitars and jazzy drums floating out of the window, which […]

Read the full entry

Mother, Brother, Lover

28 November 2011 // Books

Mother, Brother, Lover: Selected Lyrics of Jarvis Cocker (Hardback) Review by Frank Cottrell Boyce. What are the lyrics for? Clearly there are some – a handful – of rock and pop lyrics that communicate a universal emotion with clarity and power – Jolene, Folsom Prison Blues, That’ll be the Day, Rainy Night in Soho. But […]

Read the full entry

Klüb Gütenberg presents…

27 November 2011 // Miscellany

Klüb Gütenberg is a new monthly night of words and music co-hosted by Rough Trade Books and the Quietus website. In December the KG bill features British Sea Power’s East Sussex Jonathan Richman tribute band, Professor Tim Birkhead on birds and sex, Roy Wilkinson reading from his book Do It For Your Mum, plus other […]

Read the full entry