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Deerhart by Yvonne Reddick

– Reviewed by Grant Tarbard – I am writing this review in the corpse of the night, so let’s rip through it: Yvonne Reddick’s recent research focuses on British environmental poetry, working on a book-length study of Ted Hughes from an environmental perspective. Deerhart is filled to the gills with rock pools, life in miniature, rutting stags, and the…

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Spotlight on the Best Spoken Word Show Shortlist

We’re getting to the end of these spotlights, if the information below doesn’t make you want to book tickets to see them live, I don’t know what will! Remember to book tickets to the awards! Cult Friction by Sophia Walker An excuse for even more pizza. At this rate, I am going to become pizza.…

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Spotlight on the Most Innovative Publisher Shortlist

The spotlight on each shortlists at the Saboteur Awards continues! Don’t forget to vote here, and buy tickets here. Burning Eye Books Fourth year running? Huzzah. Competition looks tough though. I guess we could resort to sabotage… if that is what it takes. Burning Eye are are gobshite press run from a spare bedroom near…

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MAKE IT GNEW: Malkin by Camille Ralphs

-Reviewed by Dominic Hale– Malkin is Camille Ralphs’ astonishing and idiosyncratic debut pamphlet. Beautifully illustrated by publisher Emma Wright (The Emma Press), the sequence takes its title from the name of the Lancashire home of Elizabeth Southerns and her granddaughter Alizon Device, two women accused of witchcraft during the notorious Pendle Witch Trials of 1612. Styled…

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Devil’s Paintbrush by Desirée Alvarez

  -Reviewed by Alice Allen- While the dust-jacket of this book describes Desirée Alvarez as a visual poet who makes ‘magical-realist compositions addressing human interaction with the natural world’, some of the most successful poems in this prize-winning collection, with their beguiling mix of allusion, reference and image, owe more to the techniques of collage…

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Spotlight on the Best Novella Shortlist

The spotlight turns to the Best Novella category, and if these morsels don’t make you want to make space on your shelves, I don’t know what will! Naomi Booth, The Lost Art of Sinking (Penned in the Margins) I am delighted that The Lost Art of Sinking has been shortlisted for Best Novella. The Saboteur Awards have…