Shadows & Reflections: John Andrews

31 December 2015 // Shadows & Reflections

Shadows and Reflections: the annual collection of postings where Caught by the River’s contributors and friends take a look back on the events that have shaped the past twelve months. Today it’s the turn of John Andrews: (Original photograph entitled ‘A Scottish Eleven’ printed by Melven Brothers Booksellers 29 Union Street Inverness; framed by Edwin […]

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A Cancellation; Some thoughts on recent events in the Calder Valley

30 December 2015 // Events

The last few days have been – for us, for anyone in front of a telly or a newspaper – pretty bloody jaw-dropping. It’s been nothing short of horrifying to watch the decimation of areas that hold a deep connection to this site, places many of our friends and contributors call home. We were due […]

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Shadows & Reflections: Dexter Petley

30 December 2015 // Shadows & Reflections

Shadows and Reflections: the annual collection of postings where Caught by the River’s contributors and friends take a look back on the events that have shaped the past twelve months. Today it’s the turn of Dexter Petley. Thin forgotten January. Sour recollection of cannibalistic mice in the yurt, falling on trapped brethren like the stripped […]

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The Kindred Of The Kibbo Kift: Intellectual Barbarians

29 December 2015 // Books

The Kindred Of The Kibbo Kift: Intellectual Barbarians by Annebella Pollen (Donlon Books, £35) Review by Ben Myers As with any youth subculture or movement worth its salt, it’s the clothes you notice first: a visually arresting array of ritualistic robes and austere smocks that suggest an earthen practicality. Here is a symbolically-loaded sartorial aesthetic […]

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Dawn: a poem by Jelle Cauwenberghs

28 December 2015 // Poetry

The heron, Flies, long wings. Span time, horizons Crystalized in caves. Deeper than the grave. You followed the painted horses, And in their steps, The river.

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