REVIEW: NAFEESA HAMID’S ‘BESHARAM’

REVIEW: NAFEESA HAMID’S ‘BESHARAM’

REVIEW: NAFEESA HAMID’S ‘BESHARAM’ BESHARAM BY NAFEESA HAMID Verve Poetry Press ISBN: 978-1 912565 05 4 £9.99/108 pages   Reviewed by Stella Backhouse What intrigues me most about Nafeesa Hamid’s début collection Besharam (One who is shameless) is the innovative...
INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS ROY MCFARLANE

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS ROY MCFARLANE

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS ROY MCFARLANE THE HEALING NEXT TIME BY ROY MCFARLANENine Arches Press ISBN 978-1911027454 £9.99/79 pages Photography credit: Alan Van Wijgerden “[…] Waiting for a meeting, Jim’s memories are stirred by the news of a bomboutside...
INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS NYANDA FODAY

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS NYANDA FODAY

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS NYANDA FODAY “[…] I could tell you how it feels to hear laughter from downstairs and suddenly the door is locked from the outside as well. I could tell you how I wash my face to hide that I was crying I could tell you that it works....
INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS CASEY BAILEY

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS CASEY BAILEY

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS CASEY BAILEY   ADJUSTMENT BY CASEY BAILEY Verve Poetry Press ISBN 978-1912565023 £9.99/78 pages I have mastered the art of finding humour in my failure. I have come to know we all have gifts, that we all have limitations, and some...