End of Year Round-Up: Rebekah Matthews

This penultimate entry for the End of Year Series is being scheduled for publication from beyond the land-of-no-internet in which I am until the beginning of January. Browse the archives or click on the category tag to see other writers’ answers to those three questions. Sabotage will be back in the new year with more…

End of Year Round-Up: Jane Holland

Jane Holland is an award-winning poet and novelist. She is also the Executive Editor of Embrace Books, an imprint of Salt Publishing. Her latest poetry collection is Camper Van Blues (Salt Publishing). Her next novel is due out from Transworld in 2012. She blogs here. Has 2010 brought to your attention any outstanding literary magazines…

End of Year Round-Up: Helen Kitson

A continuation of the End of Year Series, where we prod writers to name their favourites. You can read Luke Kennard and Jon Stone’s answers here and here, and what our reviewers have to say here. Helen Kitson is an award-winning poet and short story writer. Her poetry pamphlet Seeing’s Believing was published by Scratch and was short-listed for the Forward…

Christmas Special – Charles Causley

In the midst of End of Year Round-up posts, here is a special Christmas poem I was introduced to by Katy Evans-Bush and that I mentioned here. It has been haunting me for weeks now and every time I dip into it, something new emerges, so it’s too good not to share. Merry Christmas! Convoy.…

End of Year Round-Up: Jon Stone

A continuation of the End of Year Series, you can read Luke Kennard’s answers here and what our reviewers have to say here. Jon Stone is the production editor and designer of hand-crafted art and literature magazine Fuselit and its press imprint Sidekick Books.  His poem ‘Jack Root’ was highly commended at the 2009 National…

End of Year Round-Up: Luke Kennard

Like a drip-feed, I will be releasing the answers of authors to my three questions over the coming days. First up: Luke Kennard! Luke Kennard is an award-winning British poet, playwright and academic. He is the author of three poetry collections The Solex Brothers, The Harbour Beyond the Movie (nominated for the Forward prize in…

Terrain.org – Fall/Winter 2010

-Reviewed by Juliet Wilson- Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments is a twice yearly online journal interested in finding the soul of place. It encompasses human culture, ecology, natural landscapes and artificial ones and explores the symbiosis between the built and natural environments. It is full of fascinating, well written, thought provoking…

‘Escaping the Cage’ by Kate Scott

-Reviewed by Alex Campbell- You have to wonder what cage Kate Scott is escaping from with her new collection of poems from HappenStance, since what the poetry seems to demonstrate most of all is a kind of lyrical freedom that banishes all sense of contrivance or pretension. The poem which bears the collection’s title, ‘Escaping…

End of Year Round-Up: The Reviewers

2010 was the year Sabotage went from being just a thought to a fully-fledged website. To celebrate not just the wonderful reviewers who are the backbone of this site, but also the literature that has made our year what it is, I have asked several reviewers to answer these three short questions: -Has 2010 brought…

Lazy Gramophone

-Reviewed by Ian Chung- Lazy Gramophone is a London-based arts collective, established in 2003. In 2006, it began hosting live events, as well as setting up an in-house press that publishes work by the collective. The first publication was Adam Green’s debut novel, Satsuma Sun-mover, which went on to be nominated for the Dylan Thomas…