INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS COLIN WELLS

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS COLIN WELLS

Colin Wells, multiple poetry slam finalist and winner of the 2019 Shrewsbury Festival of Literature Slam, was our Fire & Dust headliner in April 2021. We caught up with him after the gig, to ask a few questions…

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April 2021: List of Literary Events Online

April 2021: List of Literary Events Online

Welcome to April! The HCE magazine team have created another list of virtual literary open mics, events and workshops, to help you plan for the weeks ahead. Stay virus-free AND enjoy your favourite gigs. […]

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REVIEW: ROMALYN ANTE’S ‘ANTIEMETIC FOR HOMESICKNESS’

REVIEW: ROMALYN ANTE’S ‘ANTIEMETIC FOR HOMESICKNESS’

By Stella Backhouse | Romalyn Ante’s 2020 meditation on the struggles and longings of migrant Filipino healthcare workers adjusting to life in dark, wintery Britain. The collection shines a welcome light on a too-often overlooked community, whose hard work and dedication to keeping the NHS afloat – both before the pandemic and even more so now […]

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WRITING ADVICE: CHARACTERISING YOUR SETTING

WRITING ADVICE: CHARACTERISING YOUR SETTING

By Emma Evans | Here, I want to look at writing settings in a slightly different way, or rather, look at aspects of setting you may not have considered in depth, which may help characterise settings further. I’ve chosen two points to focus on today, in particular, and hopefully they will be useful for you to put into practise when considering setting in your own pieces of writing. […]

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INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS ‘SPECIAL K’

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS ‘SPECIAL K’

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS SPECIAL K     “Poetry is the way a woman snuggles into the spoon of her lover's embrace, while she sleeps… Poetry is addiction – it'll have you feening for snaps and claps, always taking you back to your first time… So puff, puff,...

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JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW: ‘READING TODAY’

JOURNAL ARTICLE REVIEW: ‘READING TODAY’

Reading Today (a journal article review) By Sofia Furtado   How do we read today? How is the way we read impacted by social, economic, and psychological theory; and more importantly, is there an alternative?   Those are the questions that Sharon Marcus and...

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REVIEW: KATY WAREHAM MORRIS’ ‘MAKING TRACKS’

REVIEW: KATY WAREHAM MORRIS’ ‘MAKING TRACKS’

By Stella Backhouse | Dilating and contracting like a beating heart, Wareham Morris’s dizzying perspectives are in themselves a commentary on the developers’ promotional blurb about “putting the heart back into/Longbridge”. To capture the multiple facets of memory, the collection deploys a variety of techniques including found poetry, shape poetry […]

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It’s Always the Season to Read

It’s Always the Season to Read

By Eve Volungeviciute | While it may be March according to our calendars, the chill is still lingering outside – and what makes for a more perfect reading weather than cloudy skies? In a spirit of the short-lived snow we got to play in over here in the UK, I thought of compiling a winter-themed book list which I hope might help you to expand your reading horizons. […]

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March 2021: List of Literary Events Online

March 2021: List of Literary Events Online

Welcome to March! The HCE magazine team have created another list of digital literary open mics, events and workshops to help you plan for the weeks ahead. You can stay virus-free AND enjoy your favourite gigs! This is also the perfect chance to “travel” afar and attend events you never thought you could…

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