This is a recording of our Summer Launch at the Southbank Centre as part of the London Literature Festival, on October 23. The line-up consisted of poets Mike Ford, Katie Peterson, Helen Bowell, Sudeep Sen, Eduardo Corral, and David Harsent.
The first poem in any collection is perhaps the most important. It establishes the relationship with the reader, choosing whether to hold their hand or push them out the window. I think that’s especially true when setting forth an unconventional [...]
Victoria Adukwei Bulley is a poet, writer, and artist. Her debut pamphlet, Girl B, was published by the African Poetry Book Fund in 2017. Shortly following the publication of her debut collection, Quiet (Faber & Faber, 2022), she sat down with our Reviews Editor Isabelle Baafi to talk about the complexities of language, and the act of creating spaces for re-imagining and reclaiming.
A reader of J. M. Synge or the Blasket Island writers of the early twentieth century cannot help but notice how much closer life in the West of Ireland seemed to the American east coast than to Dublin. A contemporary [...]
Earlier this year, I moved house for the first time in decades, and one day, after several weeks, I noticed a small crack in one of the top corners of my bedroom, about the width of a hair and about [...]