after a line from Haruki Murakami What I talk about when I talk about running is nothing. Running is not a keep-fit regime – your limits are not your limits. Running is not escapism – the miles hammer back to the heart. Ben Wilkinson is a poet, critic and lecturer at the University of Bolton. […]
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The Red Circle

Maria Apichella

PUBLISHED ON: 01/09/17

CATEGORY: Blog

2. Rhythm of Quiet Questions We haven’t reached the mountains: the real Pennsylvania where abandoned coal mines still smoulder and burn under the pine …

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Interview with Sara Gethin

Yalan Bao meets Sara Gethin, the author of the optimistic novel told through a disadvantaged child's voice, Not Thomas

PUBLISHED ON: 01/08/17

CATEGORY: Interview video, Reading

An interview with Sara Gethin, author of Not Thomas, a debut novel on violence, fostering and child protection akin to Emma Donoghue’s Room. Video by …

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Magical Uncles

Sarah Corbett

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Poetry

One says he can stop his heart for a heartbeat and live. The other has hair like steel; is like steel. One says here is a penny from behind your ear. …

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He Was the Forgotten Thing

Kim Moore

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Poetry

From ‘How I Abandoned My Body To His Keeping’ He was the forgotten thing, the blackened tree that doesn’t grow, that doesn’t fall, he was the car that …

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Pincer

Annemarie Austin

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17

CATEGORY: Poetry

This cover shielded a crab’s thumb I’ve decided – as hard a lost digit of a glove as can be imagined… Annemarie Austin’s most recent collections are …

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Enemy of the Ants

Caroline Stockford

PUBLISHED ON: 20/11/13

CATEGORY: Reviews

Stephan Valentin’s first novel, Enemy of the Ants, is a first-person, minute-by-minute account of three days in the life of Jonas, an alienated, frien …

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Boa Constrictor

Rachel Trezise

PUBLISHED ON: 05/11/13

CATEGORY: Blog

  Today I feel as though I’ve known Alun Richards my entire life, though I never met him. I was a published writer before I’d read him. And then, …

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A Shard of Memory

Manash Bhattacharjee

PUBLISHED ON: 17/09/13

CATEGORY: Poetry

For Seamus Heaney In your poems you were I and I were you, as if I Were playing a game with You and you pretended To believe there were two From your …

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Emmeline

Maria Styles

PUBLISHED ON: 28/11/12

CATEGORY: Fiction

We got to this hill, and I had that feeling again – You know, like I already knew the place. At the bottom of the hill was a little park with a rose b …

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