INTERVIEW: FIRE&DUST MEETS KEN CUMBERLIDGE

INTERVIEW: FIRE&DUST MEETS KEN CUMBERLIDGE     Born in Birkenhead, Ken Cumberlidge cut his performance teeth on the Liverpool pub poetry scene of the 1970s, and has never recovered.  He writes about love, sex, nature, loss, personal identity and...
INTERVIEW: FIRE&DUST MEETS JEMIMA HUGHES

INTERVIEW: FIRE&DUST MEETS JEMIMA HUGHES

INTERVIEW: FIRE&DUST MEETS JEMIMA HUGHES   “You are destined to win this war… because you are the only one in it.” – excerpt from ‘Brother’ in Unorthodox     Jemima Hughes is a Birmingham-based performance poet and multi-slam winner who will drag...
REVIEW: JO BRATTEN’S ‘CLIMACTERIC’

REVIEW: JO BRATTEN’S ‘CLIMACTERIC’

REVIEW: JO BRATTEN’S ‘CLIMACTERIC’     Reviewed by Stella Backhouse    Climacteric, Jo Bratten’s début pamphlet from Fly on the Wall Press, is a proper poet’s collection. What I mean by that is – it’s highly literary, liberally peppered with couplets, tercets and...
INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS EMMA KEMP

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS EMMA KEMP

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS EMMA KEMP     “Revelation’s detonation – at least until the renewal of things – gashes small, late in the day, stirred blue embers startling. I find if I take one book from the shelf, all the others will fall”...
ART EXPOSURE INTERVIEW: COVENTRY GROTESQUES

ART EXPOSURE INTERVIEW: COVENTRY GROTESQUES

INTERVIEW: HCE MEETS THE GROTESQUES OF COVENTRY!   When it comes to stone faces and creatures embedded into buildings, most of us are likely more familiar with the term ‘gargoyles’ than ‘grotesques’. But did you know the word is derived from the Old French...