Fugue The Siren

Fugue (ed. Lucy Carroll)

 -Reviewed by Sarah Gonnet- Fugue is a map of surreal experiences in a foreign world. Right from the immersive introduction we know we’re being led into something special. Something bizarre. Something Poetic. Yet at the same time we receive constant signposts that link the short stories to the real world. For example in the second…

Lee Blossoms LC8vo 160

Ten: The New Wave, ed. by Karen McCarthy Woolf

-Reviewed by Sohini Basak- A poetry anthology titled Ten the New Wave may need a bit of a context for those not familiar with the trends of British poetry publishing and the lack of representation of poets of colour. The remedy was initiated by the writer Bernardine Evaristo in the Free Verse report commissioned by…

A is for Apocalypse

A is for Apocalypse (ed. Rhonda Parrish)

-Reviewed by Nick Murray- I have no idea how big Godzilla really is. During his atomic inception he was 50 metres tall and exactly relative to the Tokyo skyline at the time (the tallest building being the National Diet Building at 65 metres). When I joined the kaiju craze in the late nineties he was…

Books

The Forward Book of Poetry 2014

-Reviewed by Rosie Breese- Any anthology claiming, as The Forward Book of Poetry does, to provide readers with ‘a strong sense of the variety, vitality and wit present in poetry today’ has given itself a tall order to fill. Can a panel of five judges really distil a fair selection of what’s current, interesting and…