Skies by Alison Brackenbury

31 March 2016 // poetry

Skies by Alison Brackenbury (Carcanet – published today and available here in the Caught by the River shop) Review by Melissa Harrison Some unexpected things happen to you when your novel is finally published. You begin to be sent free books, which you no longer have time to read; you realise how laughably inept you […]

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The Pale Ladder: selected poems & texts by Richard Skelton

13 March 2016 // Books //poetry

The Pale Ladder: selected poems & texts by Richard Skelton (Corbel Stone Press, 262 pages, softcover. Out now.) Words: Alice Tarbuck Richard Skelton’s The Pale Ladder is quite extraordinary. It is as strikingly beautiful a book as one would expect from Corbel Stone Press, the micro-press that he and artist Autumn Richardson founded together . […]

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Caught by the River Thames: new stage, new literary names, picturehouse and more…

10 March 2016 // Events //Music //poetry //The River Thames

We’re incredibly proud to be able to announce some amazing new additions to the Caught by the River Thames line up. Joining a bill that already includes (deep breath) Super Furry Animals, Low, Beth Orton, Chris Packham, Sun Ra Arkestra, Mulatu Astatke, Kate Tempest, Temples, BE play ONE, Gwenno, Ryley Walker, Imarhan and much more […]

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Five Poems by Will Burns

8 March 2016 // poetry

Five Poems by Will Burns is the fourth in the Clutag Five Poems Series, published by the poet Andrew McNeillie (co-founder of firm Caught by the River favourite Archipelago magazine.) Available here. Anna Wood reviews. This short collection – five poems, handstitched together and printed in an edition of 100 – contains acute images (“pinned/like […]

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Murmur: A poem by Jelle Cauwenberghs

28 February 2016 // poetry

Starlings tussle In the roadside grass Fury ripples marram in Their black sheen I saw The stars themselves. Thieves. From tarmac They raise their treasure, A crescent moon of seconds. Windows multiply the Glare of wings that graze, Sieve, and rake the furnace, Their luminous bed. Enormous, And evanescent.

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