REVIEW: JO BELL’S ‘KITH’

REVIEW: JO BELL’S ‘KITH’

REVIEW: JO BELL’S ‘KITH’ KITH BY JO BELL NINE ARCHES PRESS ISBN: 978-0993120107 98 pages/£9.99 Reviewed by: Stella Backhouse In the concluding lines of the title poem of this, her second collection, Jo Bell observes to those who are her Kith: “I am not who I think I...
REVIEW: JANE COMMANE’S ‘ASSEMBLY LINES’

REVIEW: JANE COMMANE’S ‘ASSEMBLY LINES’

REVIEW: JANE COMMANE’S ‘ASSEMBLY LINES’ ASSEMBLY LINES BY JANE COMMANEBLOODAXE BOOKSISBN: 978-1780374086£9.95/64 pages Reviewed by Stella Backhouse “Sexual intercourse” declared Philp Larkin in his second-most-celebrated opening line “began/ in nineteen sixty three”....
REVIEW: BEN ARMSTRONG’S ‘PERENNIAL’

REVIEW: BEN ARMSTRONG’S ‘PERENNIAL’

REVIEW: BEN ARMSTRONG’S ‘PERENNIAL’ PERENNIAL BY BEN ARMSTRONG KNIVES FORKS AND SPOONS PRESS ISBN: 978-1912211340 60 pages ____________________________________________________________________________ Reviewed by Stella Backhouse “The whale king extends a flipper, walk...
Announcement: Contributors to The Rituals Issue

Announcement: Contributors to The Rituals Issue

Announcement: Contributors to The Rituals Issue The Rituals Issue is now available to buy! Click on the image to visit our shop page. In The Rituals Issue (January 2019), “everyone” was…   ADE AWOFADEJU – Protest 10 I am an artist/creative based in north London. I...
FIRE & DUST MEETS: HOLLY WATSON

FIRE & DUST MEETS: HOLLY WATSON

FIRE & DUST MEETS: HOLLY WATSON We don’t want to pigeonhole you, so – in your own words, can you tell our readers what you do and what you’re about. I write a blog called The Coventry Conch about growing up on the outskirts of the city in the 90s and early 00s....