LM ~ My first notes after I read East of Here, Close to Water - unedited: ‘You. He. She. All the characters so close to memories - sensitive to the way they press upon the present. Glimpses of a moment, rich - here and there. Empathy for a person - a man ‘howling on his doorstep', … Continue reading Josephine Rowe, a 'responsive' interview
This week was again full of events, book buying, inspiration, parties, and somehow reading and writing amongst it all. Here's a bit of a round-up: Rebecca Clare Page launched her chapbook full of short-sweet gems Teacups and Birds.You can email her for a copy - rebeccaclarepage [at] hotmail [dot] com. Here's a sample ((c) Rebecca Clare … Continue reading Poetry Readings, Launches, and Parties Galore
Unfortunately I didn't make it to NYWF this year, an annual literary alchoholic-ginger-beer-fuelled fest held in Newcastle as part of This is Not Art (TiNA). So I asked a few friends to share an experience or two of their weekend in early October. Amy Vought Barker: Our remix masterclass was great. We did cut ups … Continue reading 'So, How Was the National Young Writers' Festival?'
Janet Frame's amazing short story, posthumously published in The New Yorker: 'Gorse is Not People' - Take some time to click and read. I was alerted to this story by Bookman Beattie and it has become one of my favourites. I recently got to meet Frame's niece Pamela Gordon at the launch of The Goose Bath: Poems (review … Continue reading Janet Frame's 'Gorse is Not People', Mad Hatters and Confession Files.