REVIEW: ‘IN THE STICKS’ ANTHOLOGY

REVIEW: ‘IN THE STICKS’ ANTHOLOGY

REVIEW: ‘IN THE STICKS’ ANTHOLOGY     Reviewed by Stella Backhouse   Confession time: during lockdown, when a more-than-once-daily dose of news got too depressing, I started watching twee property show Escape to the Country instead. There was much to enjoy. I could...
REVIEW: RACHEL BOWER’S ‘THESE MOTHERS OF GODS’

REVIEW: RACHEL BOWER’S ‘THESE MOTHERS OF GODS’

REVIEW: RACHEL BOWER’S ‘THESE MOTHERS OF GODS’     Reviewed by Stella Backhouse   “There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall,” moaned Coventry-born Cyril Connolly in 1938 – although as he hadn’t had children at the time, and as he’s barely...
AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY: GODS AND MONSTERS

AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY: GODS AND MONSTERS

American Mythology: Gods and Monsters   By Eve Volungeviciute   To keep up with our magazine’s newest theme, in this article we’re travelling overseas, more specifically to America. Here we’re taking a brief look at their myths, legends, and beliefs. As there are...
SEPTEMBER 2021 ROUND-UP: VIRTUAL LITERARY EVENTS

SEPTEMBER 2021 ROUND-UP: VIRTUAL LITERARY EVENTS

Listing for September 2021: Online Literary Events   Whoa, it’s September already? COVID-19 is still with us, but life in the UK has taken a few steps closer to resembling normality. Here in the UK, many Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. Organisers...
REVIEW: LUCY HURST’S ‘MODERN MEDICINE’

REVIEW: LUCY HURST’S ‘MODERN MEDICINE’

REVIEW: LUCY HURST’S ‘MODERN MEDICINE’     Reviewed by Stella Backhouse   Perhaps the best way I can describe Lucy Hurst’s experimental chapbook Modern Medicine is as an intimate history of pain. ‘Intimate’ because it is rooted in the poet’s deeply personal experience...