If You Put Out Your Hand

20 June 2016 // Music //Poetry

If You Put Out Your Hand by Sharron Kraus & Helen Tookey (Wounded Wolf Press, 36-page paperback plus CD. Limited to an edition of 250 and available to purchase here.) Review by Adam Scovell Allowing music and spoken word to coalesce has been a recently popular form on the periphery of landscape-based records. Whether through […]

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Anywhere but the Cities – Stromness

18 June 2016 // Poetry

A poem by Kevin Williamson The bright orange beacon of the Stromness lifeboat helps no one The harbour waters are flat enough to reflect on shapeshifting cumulus blond wisps of Hoy a jellyfish sun A pair of lovestruck swallows in perpetual motion map out the contours of slippery stone walls rusted iron and seaweed ropes […]

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Lifted: A poem by Jo Bell

18 June 2016 // On Water //Poetry

LIFTED Lock 30, Trent & Mersey Canal The land says – come uphill: and water says I will. But take it slow. A workman’s ask and nothing fancy – Will you? Here’s an answer, engineered. A leisurely machine, a box of oak and stone; the mitred lock, the water’s YES. We’re stopped. The bow bumps […]

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Your Soul Is Not A Bird

16 May 2016 // Music //Poetry

‘Your Soul Is Not a Bird’ – Art of the Memory Palace featuring James Robertson Released 27th May 2016 on Static Caravan. Digital and limited edition lathe cut vinyl. Pre-order a copy here. I woke, or was, or found myself, upon a stair – old, stone-built, spiralling below a bright blue disc that was surely […]

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A Few Words on the Faber New Poets

12 May 2016 // Poetry

Caught by the River poet-in-residence and Faber & Faber Assistant Poetry Editor Martha Sprackland gives a rundown of Faber’s New Poets scheme. The Faber New Poets scheme, run by Faber & Faber with the support of Arts Council England, exists to provide support, encouragement and opportunity to emerging writers. Open to those who have yet […]

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