The Picket Line Blues

Neal Alexander

PUBLISHED ON: 08/03/18

CATEGORY: Blog

It’s not long after eight in the morning and my coffee has begun to freeze. I’ve never known this to happen before. The sky overhead is electric blue …

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Brood by Rhian Edwards, Translating Mountains by Yvonne Reddick and A White Year by Anna Lewis

Vicky MacKenzie

PUBLISHED ON: 31/07/17

CATEGORY: Reviews

Brood by Rhian Edwards Translating Mountains by Yvonne Reddick A White Year by Anna Lewis Each of these pamphlets is tightly themed (on birds, mountai …

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Our Cat Brought Home a Starling

Joseph Pardoe

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Poetry

Our cat brought home a starling And left it limp though still just about alive and twitching, Upon our welcome mat It must have been some great sport …

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Fledge

Polly Atkin

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Poetry

There are fledglings nesting in my sweetheart’s beard – orphans too miniature, too quick for the camera of a human eye to capture. Press your cheek to …

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The Palestinian

Robert Minhinnick

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Fiction

The white arse? Three words on a piece of paper. That’s what the old man called the bird. So I did too. The only time I saw it was in the Gwter Gryn w …

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Squall Weather, and Tharn

Heidi Williamson

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Poetry

The spatulate wing of a swallowtail, milk thistle’s glabrous stem; each time the sea comes for them Heidi Williamson is a poetry surgeon for the Poetr …

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Pilgrims in Crow Country

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 19/01/17

CATEGORY: Blog

Having recently finished Mark Cocker’s Crow Country: now I know the ancestral importance of rookeries & how rooks & jackdaws don’t mind sharin …

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In the Orchard: Poems with Birds

Garry MacKenzie

PUBLISHED ON: 01/07/16

CATEGORY: Reviews

The poems in this beautifully produced volume were written over a period of fifty years, and are drawn from Anne Stevenson’s extensive Collected Poems …

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Interview with Gwyneth Lewis

Caroline Stockford

PUBLISHED ON: 04/03/14

CATEGORY: Interview

Accompanying Gwyneth Lewis’ column on the relationship between bird and human voices, she talks in this video about her own translations of the bird p …

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Can Larks Fly Backwards?

Gwyneth Lewis

PUBLISHED ON: 18/02/14

CATEGORY: Opinion

What has six legs, two wings, one beak and a vagina? A woman-bird. An obsession with the avian must be a sign of becoming older. I started off enjoyin …

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