Ghosts stalk the pages of Andy Willoughby’s 2004 collection Tough. They catch you in the opening poem and lead you through Whitby’s vanished whalebone arch […]
Finally – 2021 has arrived! Sadly, this COVID-19 pandemic has not yet been resolved, and the challenges of making sure arts events still happen – safely – are on-going. Here is the good news: the HCE magazine team have created another list of literary open mics, events and workshops, to help you plan for the weeks ahead. […]
HCE booked Laura Potts as the headliner for December’s Fire & Dust poetry night, knowing her words would magically transport us out of this crazy year, if only temporarily. We caught up with her after the Fire & Dust gig, to ask a few questions…
Announcement: Contributors to The Green Issue In The Green Issue (December 2020), “everyone” was… MIKKI ARONOFF – ‘EVERYWHERE GREEN’ Mikki Aronoff’s work has appeared in The Lake, EastLit, Virga, Bearing the Mask: Southwest Persona Poems,...
Molly has been selected for Words Ireland’s National Mentoring Programme 2020 and is currently under the guidance of Grace Wells. In 2020, Molly was one of two poets from Cork, Ireland who participated in the annual international poetry exchange between Cork and Coventry (UK). She wowed the crowd with her words […]
Reviewed by Stella Backhouse || Hutchinson embraces a variety of forms. At the collection’s heart are two extended sequences of modified found-poetry, ‘The Humble Family Interviews’ and ‘Accidents of this Game’. Around them are arranged stand-alone poems about nature, fragments, time and art – indeed, it’s a collection notably rich in artistic inspiration […]
By Stella Backhouse || I have a lot of sympathy for Jane Burn’s lament for a lost industry and a lost way of life in her 2018 collection One of These Dead Places. But though Burn clearly loves the valley of her birth, I’m not sure how much it loves her back. […]
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 be gloomy like the weather. Let’s stay virus-free AND enjoy our favourite gigs! […]
ART EXPOSURE INTERVIEW: HCE MEETS NEIL J. CATLEY Interviewed by Raef Boylan Neil J. Catley is a freelance street and architecture photographer based in Coventry, UK. Known around the city for avidly capturing its iconic landmarks with his camera,...
By Eve Volungeviciute || Writing tips are so prominent and sought after they have their own section at bookstores. How to structure a scene, how to create compelling characters – there are do’s and don’ts for pretty much everything writing related. […]