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Encyclops by seekers of lice

– Reviewed by Ryan Ormonde – Encyclops has a past life as a set of paper bags, written-on, smeared, blotched and adorned with cut-out pictures. This ongoing work by seekers of lice (the lower-case pseudonym of an artist and writer) references encyclopaedias (which in part explains its name), and its present book incarnation consists of 176 ‘entries’, text only.…

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Saboteur Awards: Most Innovative Publisher

This month, we will showcase each of the works shortlisted in the Saboteur Awards by category. Next up: most innovative publisher! If you’d like to have your say in the awards, don’t forget to vote! Burning Eye Books Third year running? Not bad for a punk ass poetry press run from a spare bedroom near Bristol. Guess…

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Message in a Bottle #23

– Reviewed by Emma Lee – Message in a Bottle (edited by Fiona Sinclair) is a welcoming, accessible quarterly poetry magazine that favours clarity and attention to detail, with an appreciation of the ordinary, making readers look again at what seems familiar. Contributors include poets from the UK, North America and India. The opening poems in this issue have a theme…

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Saboteur Awards: Best Reviewer

This month, we will showcase each of the works shortlisted in the Saboteur Awards by category. Next up: best reviewer! If you’d like to have your say in the awards, don’t forget to vote! Dave Coates The nomination means the world to me. Writing online can sometimes feel like shouting into the void, but it’s great…