COVENTRY-CORK TWIN CITIES POETRY EXCHANGE (2020)

COVENTRY-CORK TWIN CITIES POETRY EXCHANGE (2020)

The annual Coventry-Cork poetry exchange is now in its twelfth year. Two rising stars of Coventry's local poetry scene, Emilie Lauren Jones and Matt Black, were this year selected to travel to Cork (Ireland) to represent the city and perform their work.    ...

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INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS KATY WAREHAM MORRIS

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS KATY WAREHAM MORRIS

Katy’s most recent publication, Making Tracks, is a pamphlet exploring the working life of her dad at the MG Rover car site in Longbridge, Birmingham. On UK National Poetry Day 2020, Katy was the headline guest at our Fire & Dust poetry event. We caught up with her after the gig, to ask a few questions…

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EVE VOLUNGEVICIUTE: IRA LEVIN AND THE GREEN ISSUE

EVE VOLUNGEVICIUTE: IRA LEVIN AND THE GREEN ISSUE

Ira Levin and the Green Issue   By Eve Volungeviciute   These classics have been widely discussed since they were first released; many interpretations and essay questions proposed, multiple adaptations made (some worse than others). There’s probably little...

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October 2020: Virtual Literary Events

October 2020: Virtual Literary Events

Here is the good news: creative communities across the UK, and all around the globe, are STILL plugging the void in our lives with some amazing virtual events! No need to match the weather and be gloomy. […]

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REVIEW: RUTH STACEY’S ‘I, URSULA’

REVIEW: RUTH STACEY’S ‘I, URSULA’

Review: Ruth Stacey’s I, Ursula   I, URSULA BY RUTH STACEY V. PRESS ISBN: 978-1916505278 £10.99/72 pages Reviewed by Andrea Mbarushimana   I, Ursula, published in 2020 by V. Press, is the latest collection from Ruth Stacey. A quick search on her website won’t...

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INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS STANLEY IYANU

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS STANLEY IYANU

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS STANLEY IYANU   There are no blank verses about you no sonnets or heroic couplets not enough assonance to describe your essence so, let this be yours and yours alone. You float in the water letting the waves wash over you...

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October 2020: Virtual Literary Events

SEPTEMBER 2020: Virtual Literary Events

Listing for September 2020: Literary Events Online   Although lockdown restrictions are gradually being eased across the UK, the COVID-19 pandemic has not yet gone away. Subsequently, the challenges of making sure arts events still happen are on-going. Social...

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THE ABSENCE – STEPHEN DUXBURY

THE ABSENCE – STEPHEN DUXBURY

Colour is disappearing from the world. Where the black tendril licks clean, it leaves its mark. Green was the first colour to disappear. The most terrifying thing is that everyone agrees that it’s happening. They just don’t care. I’m not […]

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