INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS DWANE READS

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS DWANE READS

INTERVIEW: FIRE & DUST MEETS DWANE READS THE ANNOYING MEGAPHONE PIGEON BY DWANE READSPiggyback PressISBN 978-0-9535626-2-6£6.00/97 pages Based in Derby, Dwane Reads has been kicking around in different artistic guises since 1985. A member of the DIY Poets in...
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...
REVIEW: DEBORAH ALMA’S ‘DIRTY LAUNDRY’

REVIEW: DEBORAH ALMA’S ‘DIRTY LAUNDRY’

REVIEW: DEBORAH ALMA’S ‘DIRTY LAUNDRY’ DIRTY LAUNDRY BY DEBORAH ALMA Nine Arches Press ISBN: 978-1911027416 £9.99/80 pages Reviewed by: Stella Backhouse For me, the turning point of Deborah Alma’s debut collection Dirty Laundry comes near the end. Until that point,...