Canticle: A poem by Martha Sprackland

6 February 2016 // poetry

for cushioned nights of thunder and thick air when all the floodgates of the sky have burst and drench the town in summer storms enriched by rising dust from roads and pollen from the wetted heads of honeysuckle and catchfly one small sheltered corner, nooked between the trellis and the compost bin, keeps a lee […]

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Beyond the Silver Pit

19 January 2016 // poetry

Adelle Stripe is a writer and poet based in West Yorkshire. She has been researching her family’s history in the fishing communities of Hull, culminating in Beyond the Silver Pit, an epic poem which made its debut at Enlighten Festival in December. Here’s more about the piece, in Adelle’s own words: In late spring I […]

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Kathleen Jamie on Radio 4

5 January 2016 // poetry //Radio

Just in case you missed it, allow us to bring to your attention Kathleen Jamie’s appearance on Radio 4’s The Echo Chamber at the weekend. Speaking to Paul Farley, the Scottish poet (and Caught by the River favourite) shares a selection of poems from The Bonniest Companie, her latest collection, which was published in October […]

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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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The Bonniest Companie Book Launch

1 December 2015 // Books //Events //poetry

We are pleased to be able to extend this invitation to our readers. Join artist Olivia Lomenech Gill and poet Kathleen Jamie for the launch of The Bonniest Companie this Thursday 3 December. The event takes place at Lomenech Gill & Fils, 2 Market Place, Belford, Northumberland NE70 7ND. Please RSVP / 01668 213888. […]

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