Shadows & Reflections: Martha Sprackland

2 January 2016 // Shadows & Reflections

Shadows and Reflections: the annual collection of postings where Caught by the River’s contributors and friends take a look back on the events that have shaped the past twelve months. Today it’s the turn of Martha Sprackland: In January I got married and moved north of the river, into a damp basement flat near the […]

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Risk: a poem by Martha Sprackland

1 November 2015 // Poetry

As you would catch a rolling bottle before it fell As you might swerve the bike before a jutting root, and cycle on As you pull a pan of onions from the heat just as they start to catch or a spark springs the campfire, nestles into leaves and glows, and is stamped out As […]

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Glass As Broken Glass

21 March 2017 // Poetry

Glass As Broken Glass by Martha Sprackland (Rack Press, stapled paperback, 16 pages. Out now and available here.) Review by Sophie McKeand In Glass As Broken Glass Martha Sprackland’s poems thrum with a delicate fragility. These are words that push gently at life’s fissures to reveal a quiet understanding of the splintered and fragmented nature […]

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Caught by the River and Neu! Reekie! present: Where Are We Now?

14 March 2017 // Events //Poetry

Artwork designed and created by Nick Hand Following the success of our sold out evening at the Horse Hospital last month, we’re delighted to announce that we’re teaming up with our Scottish brothers and sisters Neu! Reekie! to put on their first ever London event. Where Are We Now? takes place on Wednesday 26th April […]

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The Caught by the River Book of the Month: March

11 March 2017 // Books

A Line Made By Walking by Sara Baume (Heinemann, hardback, 320 pages. Out now and available here.) Review by Martha Sprackland Sara Baume’s inventive debut novel, Spill Simmer Falter Wither, appeared to widespread praise two years ago, collecting a number of high-profile shortlistings (including the Costa and Guardian first novel prizes, and both the Warwick […]

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