REVIEW: JULIA WEBB’S ‘THE TELLING’

REVIEW: JULIA WEBB’S ‘THE TELLING’

REVIEW: JULIA WEBB’S ‘THE TELLING’   Reviewed by Stella Backhouse I sometimes wonder if World War One is alive and well and dwelling among us. Take me. My maternal grandfather was a boozer, probably because it was the easiest way of blotting out...
INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS AMY RUGG

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS AMY RUGG

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS AMY RUGG     ‘…And the question mark-ed man Stood up straight and Clenched his jaw Closed his quotations Revoked his law…’ _________________________–Amy Rugg     Amy Rugg is a talented writer, poet, collector of stories,...
July 2022 Round-up: Virtual Literary Events

July 2022 Round-up: Virtual Literary Events

July 2022 Round-up: Virtual Literary Events   July has landed! For most events organisers, this year has been an improvement on the past two – but with COVID-19 levels fluctuating, we are still combatting various challenges to ensure gigs can happen safely....
INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS RICK DOVE

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS RICK DOVE

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS RICK DOVE       Rick Dove is a queer, mixed-race, and neurodivergent poet and storyteller from London. His work explores themes of identity, philosophy and social justice using a blend of traditional, modern and free...
REVIEW: ANTONY OWEN’S ‘THE BATTLE’

REVIEW: ANTONY OWEN’S ‘THE BATTLE’

REVIEW: ANTONY OWEN’S ‘THE BATTLE’     Reviewed by Stella Backhouse   When a poet whose reputation rests largely on his powerful critiques of war and its shattering traumatic legacies produces a new pamphlet entitled The Battle, you’d be forgiven for...