Above Sugar Hill by Linda Mannheim

‘Above Sugar Hill’ by Linda Mannheim

-Reviewed by Nick Murray- It’s like all those snapshots of New York – Brooklyn and Manhattan – in the 70s and 80s that you remember seeing when you were young. Starting with grainy reruns of Sesame Street – complete with proto-PSAs, where afroed kids would perch their bellbottoms on doorway steps – to pictures your…

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Horatio and Me by Lettie Mckie

- reviewed by James Webster – ArtsLav – a venue that’s ‘flush’ with success I’ve always been a fan of site-specific shows; putting art into unexpected and strange places is a great way to craft a unique and interesting event, but I have to say I was surprised when I heard that this gig was…

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Raspberries for the Ferry by Andrew Wynn Owen

-Reviewed by C.A. LaRue-   The last decade or so has seen a revival in formalism, especially amongst women and feminist poets. In an essay on the resurgence of received form (from The Body of Poetry (University of Michigan Press, 2005)) Annie Finch writes, “I can think of no more poignant a model for the…

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Elbow Room #3 & #4

-Reviewed by Afric McGlinchey- An ongoing, sexy trend in the arts is collaborations, both live and on the page, or wall, or screen. Launched in 2012, Elbow Room curates art journals and live events as platforms for collaborations between artists. One of their specialty publications is a slim, hand-bound pamphlet that pairs the visual with…

In the Cinema Stephen Bone

In The Cinema by Stephen Bone

  -Reviewed by Tom Crompton- In The Cinema is in itself a private picture house, a careful framing of moments. In this collection Stephen Bone often undertakes a microscopic procedure, holding objects in certain lights, running films at specific speeds, cutting at definite moments.  ‘Coal Tar’ is a good path in to the collection, with Bone…

Rapture and what comes after by Virginia Moffatt

Rapture And What Comes After by Virginia Moffatt

-Reviewed by Cath Barton- It is always interesting to see how writers order collections of short fiction. Virginia Moffatt’s idea of pairing stories under the two headings of ‘rapture’ and ‘what comes after’ is a promising one. So the reader can take a story on its own, or follow it up with a tale offering…