No Map Could Show Them

23 July 2016 // Poetry

No Map Could Show Them by Helen Mort (Chatto & Windus, paperback, 96 pages. Out now and available here in the Caught by the River shop, priced £9.99). Review by Will Burns What a title No Map Could Show Them has become over the past few weeks. A month in which a stitched-together nation state […]

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Caught by the River Thames – Faber Poetry Chapel

16 July 2016 // Events //Poetry

It’s not long now until we don our dancing shoes and get on down at our big ol’ party by the river. Taking place over the weekend of 6-7 August, Caught by the River Thames boasts not only one of the most eclectic musical lineups of the summer, but also a fantastic array of talks […]

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Alport Castles: a poem by Helen Mort

7 July 2016 // Poetry

for J.W. The wind let the landscape move how it always wanted to, leaned us together like ferns, or upper branches and we walked the slope believing we were part of the scenery talking about music and summits, places we’d never go again. Then the rocks finished my sentence – tall and architectural: their moat […]

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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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