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FARMFORM by Harry Giles

– Reviewed by Owen Vince – I’m going to admit up front that farmform has been sitting on my desk, and then my shelf, and then on my shelf behind a Nick Cave CD, for several months. It has been the review I put off, because – sometimes – life intervenes. And then again, sometimes, the…

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THERESE by Claire Cronin

– Reviewed by Becky Varley–Winter – Claire Cronin‘s Therese is one poem in fifteen parts on the life of Saint Therese of Lisieux, released as part of a free PDF chapbook series (which you can browse here). It’s one of the most impressive things I’ve seen for £0, so I encourage you to read it and send Cronin flocks of birds or videos of baby elephants…

‘Jagger’s Yurt’ by Kate Fox

-Reviewed by Cecilia Bennett- “There are so many things we’ll never do, many of them unnecessary, but for me this one’s a rite of passage, I’m finally going to Glastonbury!”   Although it presents as a collection of poems, Jagger’s Yurt really benefits from being read all in one go. Together the poems build up…

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…

‘Reasons not to live there’ by Humphrey Astley

-Reviewed by Afric McGlinchey– This small, self-published pamphlet opens with ‘Homework’, a stream of consciousness that flows, like Joyce’s Molly Bloom soliloquy, unhindered by a single full stop. The ‘blood-red Spanish wine seeping my studies’ is in a mug, but as soon as the reader has smiled at that small detail, some unsettling images are introduced.…