From the very first line, ‘A joy of noise’, there’s humour and revelry in Katrina Naomi’s third full-length collection. There’s pleasure taken in a long train journey after attending a poetry reading: ‘I felt enchanted with ideas, / neurons sparking towards each other.’ There’s pleasure in sex: ‘this honest enjoyment and need’, pleasure in clifftop […]
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We Could Be Anywhere by Now

Katherine Stansfield’s latest poetry collection is a perceptive, humorous exploration of identity, language, and the boons and pitfalls of relationships, Luanne Thornton writes

PUBLISHED ON: 20/08/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

The poems in Katherine Stanfield’s second collection bristle with curiosity and the desire to understand the world through personal experience. Embedd …

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The Mermaid’s Call

Chris Moss

PUBLISHED ON: 29/01/20

CATEGORY: Reviews

One of the ironies – and a potential drawback – of series novels is that they tend to open with tedious preambles. Authors seem to think they need to …

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The Last Hundred

John Morgan

PUBLISHED ON: 26/06/19

CATEGORY: Reviews

The Last Hundred, by Aaron Kent and William Arnold (Guillemot Press, 2019) is a collaboration between poet and photographer that creates a very real s …

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The Magpie Tree

Steven Feeney writes that this novel is everything a good sequel should be, daring to challenge its established formula without losing its identity

PUBLISHED ON: 26/06/18

CATEGORY: Reviews

As a long-time fan of Katherine Stansfield’s poetry, and a recent convert to her prose, I was interested to see how the next novel in her series would …

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Review 15 Editorial

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Editorial

This month in Review 15 we look at the state of our literary nation, with contributions to our hour-long podcast, first from myself, looking at recent …

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Some Small Portion of Eternity

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Editorial

Those old Welsh themes, memory, place, exile and inheritance, continue in this edition. We publish elsewhere a preview of Ynys Môn novelist Tristan Hu …

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John Akomfrah’s Vertigo Sea

Stanzi Collier-Qureshy

PUBLISHED ON: 18/04/17

CATEGORY: Blog

John Akomfrah was born in 1957 in Ghana and currently lives and works in London. He is an artist, a filmmaker and one of the founding members of the B …

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