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A Pocket Book of Prompts by Leaf Seligman

– Reviewed by Penny Boxall – What a little darling of a book. A Pocket Book of Prompts is, unlike many ‘pocket’ editions, exactly that: slim, narrow, the corners thoughtfully shorn to prevent unexpected jabs as the user grabs for it from pocketty home. Even the author’s name is small and cute. Leaf has been teaching, her biography says,…

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Poetry Bingo by Maria Taylor

-Reviewed by Harry Giles–   Poetry Bingo is, most obviously, a game. Each of Maria Taylor’s four cards features a traditional 7×4 grid with 16 carefully-selected poetic moves – from thousand-dollar words (“shards”, “breast”) to formatting conceits (“strike-through”, “…”), from structural ploys (“very long clever title”, “stirring epigraph”) to hard-to-find absurdities (“wolf-love”, “custard”). Taylor imagines…

Saboteur Awards 2013

Your Pick of this Year’s Best Indie Lit! Nominations are now closed, you can view the shortlist and vote for the winners here. Buy your tickets here. Once a year, to mark our birthday, we at Sabotage like to give out some awards to the publications we’ve most enjoyed during the year. In the past this…