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Call for Submissions! ‘Verbs that Move Mountains’: Essays on Spoken Word Cultures Across the World

Sabotage Reviews will be publishing its first anthology in 2017 and is looking for contributors to submit essays on the theme of spoken word culture from across the world.Taking its title from South African poet Ingrid de Kok’s ‘Parts of Speech’, the anthology calls for essays that could tackle (but are not limited to), the following…

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Telephones, Love Hearts & Jellyfish by Winston Plowes

– Reviewed by Simon Zonenblick – The most surreal aspect of Winston Plowes‘ collection of ‘poetry of drinks’, Telephones, Love Hearts & Jellyfish, is surely that it is not, in the strictest sense, “by” Winston Plowes. A series of strange observations inspired by pictures of a dazzling array of drinks, the collection includes collaborative sequences and poems gleaned from…

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Best British Poetry 2015 edited by Emily Berry

– Reviewed by Jenna Clake – In her introduction to Best British Poetry 2015, Emily Berry states that when she was selecting poems for the anthology, she ‘thought dutifully about the meaning of “best”’: whether or not she should choose poems she liked best, or poems ‘deemed, somehow, objectively best’. Luckily, she went with the former,…

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Alice: Ekphrasis at the British Library

– Reviewed by Jenna Clake – Alice is an anthology celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. Typically, one might expect ekphrasis to refer to an artwork, but intertextuality is the focus here; instead of reacting to an artwork, the poets were asked to write poems inspired by Alice…

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Impossible Things: Creative Future Literary Winners

– Reviewed by Grant Tarbard – Impossible Things is an anthology featuring the twelve award winning entries in the 2015 Creative Future Literary Awards. A happy marriage between Kingston University Press and Myriad Editions, this is an interesting read, with works from Catherine Edmunds, Alexi Francis, Des Mannay, Sanya Semakula, Jackie Hagan, Moray Sanders, Suna Akiah, Oliver…