Tag Archives: Lucy Ayrton

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Goldfish by Jennifer Wong

-Reviewed by Lucy Ayrton-  Do not talk to trees. At night they dance in ballet shoes, Tell secrets to one another, Put on a ring, wisdom for every year.” (‘Myth’). Goldfish by Jennifer Wong is a beautiful and perfectly sculpted collection of poems, drawing on the poet’s experiences in Hong Kong and England, and infused…

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Review: Quiltbag Cabaret – 06/12/13

-Reviewed by James Webster- Quiltbag – an acronym standing for Queer and Questioning, Unidentified, Intersex, Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Asexual, Gay/Genderqueer OR – an unbelievably charming, friendly and welcoming evening of crafts and cabaret with a queer-friendly focus. A cuddly kind of cabaret … Upon entering Quiltbag on a very brrrr-worthy, cold December night, I was…

‘Lullabies to Make Your Children Cry’ by Lucy Ayrton

-Reviewed by David Clarke- The exploration of myths and folk and fairy tales was a significant feature of feminist writing among a generation of authors who came to prominence in the 1980s, such as Angela Carter and Marina Warner. Lucy Ayrton’s pamphlet Lullabies to Make Your Children Cry is based on her Edinburgh Fringe show…

Saboteur Awards 2013: Performance

-in which James Webster sums up the categories he presented at the awards – Best Performer When it came down to the final day, Best Spoken Word Performer was the most closely contested of all the categories, with first place going back and forth several times and only three votes separating the winner and runner-up.…

‘Adventures in Form’ ed. by Tom Chivers

-Reviewed by Lucy Ayrton- Adventures in Form is a beautifully curated anthology of contemporary poets engaging strongly with form in their work. The poems are clustered under 15 areas (Code is Poetry, Traditional Revised and Correspondence, to name three), each reflecting an approach to exploring form. The introduction to the book (by Tom Chivers) was…

Saboteur Awards 2013: The Shortlist

Your Pick of this Year’s Best Indie Lit! VOTING IS NOW CLOSED! 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. This year, we want YOU to vote for the winners in twelve different categories. After over 2000 votes,…