WAKE UP: A review of Jacob Polley’s ‘Jackself’

16 January 2017 // Poetry

Jackself by Jacob Polley (Picador, paperback, 80 pages. Out now and available here.) Review by Martha Sprackland who’s at the door of the door of the door who else but Jackself, the folktale hero of this ‘fictionalised autobiography’. In the fourth collection from Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award-winning Jacob Polley, myth and nightmare are glimpsed through […]

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Hey, Who Really Cares? – a poem by Martha Sprackland

11 January 2017 // Poetry

after the song by Linda Perhacs & Oliver Nelson Birds in the wire cage of an open shop singing of grated tin and rusted wind. When the city turns it turns into a dream of water, all the red dust turned to blue. The thing is, I walk past this chalk graffiti so often I […]

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Barents: a poem by Jelle Cauwenberghs

10 January 2017 // Poetry

The door stood unhinged, yellow framed in the black garden, egg shelled with the stormy birches. The petrel emergency of the bleached, ribbed sloop. His free will robbed from him like Friday, good, a billy goat.

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The Costa Book Awards: Alice Oswald

6 January 2017 // Poetry

We would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Alice Oswald, whose latest collection Falling Awake was announced as winner of the Costa Book Awards’ Poetry category earlier this week. She will now compete with the winners of the First Novel, Novel, Biography and Children’s Book categories – Francis Spufford, Sebastian Barry, Keggie Carew and […]

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Birmingham Roller: a poem by Liz Berry

28 December 2016 // Poetry

Liz Berry – website / Twitter

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