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Hunger ed. by Georgina Wilding

– Reviewed by Bethany W. Pope – Georgina Wilding, the editor of Hunger, opens this anthology by rhetorically asking “but really, does hunger not cover the base of all human intent?”. Odd syntax aside, this sentence indicates that she intends to cover a wide swathe of human experiences over the fifty-four pages which follow her…

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Unthology 8 ed. Robin Jones & Ashley Stokes

-Reviewed by Charlotte Barnes– Unthank Books have carved an important place for themselves in the world of the short story. While many may accuse the form of being limited, and indeed limiting, each Unthology publication to emerge in recent years has made commendable efforts towards disputing that belief, and Unthology 8 continues this admirably. The…

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100 Dutch-Language Poems selected & translated by Paul Vincent & John Irons

– Reviewed by Anthony Costello – Holland Park Press should be commended for publishing 100 Dutch-Language Poems, a bi-lingual anthology: poetry from the Netherlands and Flanders is rarely translated into English, yet here we have a hundred poems from the medieval period to the present day. It’s a smoothly navigable book, with a translator’s introduction detailing definitive periods in…

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Out of Everywhere 2 ed. by Emily Critchley

– Reviewed by Becky Varley–Winter – It’s alive. Out of Everywhere 2: Linguistically innovative poetry by women in North America & the UK is an anthology of “formally original, politically and philosophically engaged poetry”. A sequel – twenty years on – to Out of Everywhere, which featured Caroline Bergvall, Fanny Howe, Susan Howe, Bernadette Mayer,…

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Schooldays ed. by A . B. Cooper, Ellie Danak & Sarah Miles

– Reviewed by Susan Castillo Street – In her Introduction to the anthology Schooldays, Sarah Miles comments that our experiences in school shape us in many ways. The old clichés describing school as The Best Days of Our Lives, however, are not necessarily accurate, and the poems contained in this collection illustrate this fact in vivid fashion. It is usually the…

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The &NOW Awards 3 ed. Megan Milks

– Reviewed by Bethany W Pope – It is impossible to do justice to The &NOW Awards 3 in a review which spans a bare thousand words. It is impossible to touch on every author represented (there are about fifty), or to give a detailed analysis of every piece which composes this book. In this review I have focused…