Tag Archives: Roddy Lumsden

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The Emmores by Richard O’Brien

-Reviewed by David Clarke-   Richard O’Brien’s short pamphlet of 13 poems, The Emmores, takes its punning title from Ovid’s Amores, by way of Christopher Marlowe’s translation, and also honours the name of the Emma to whom these love poems are addressed. Although not a narrative sequence, most of the poems describe a period of…

An interview with Alex MacDonald, curator of Selected Poems

-Interviewed by Claire Trevien- Alex MacDonald is the organizer of Selected Poems, a monthly poetry night at the V&A where invited editors of magazines and anthologies showcase selected authors. He is also a poet in his own right with his work appearing in such things as Claire Askew‘s beautiful chapbook Starry Nights (work inspired by Allen…

Literary Blogs

At a recent Identity Parade event at Paris’ Shakespeare & Co, the four invited readers, A.B. Jackson, Annie Freud, Sally Read,  Ahren Warner, as well as editor Roddy Lumsden were all asked about their opinion on blogging. I was surprised to hear that none of them were particularly active on the internet, preferring the spoken word. Annie Freud said…

In conversation with Roddy Lumsden

Having heard through his interview with Ink Sweat & Tears that poet Roddy Lumsden was selecting for Best British Poetry 2011 from magazines, journals and ezines, I just had to find out more. Below, Roddy Lumsden shares with us information on the process, his thoughts on the state of British publications as well as the…

End of Year Round-Up: Jon Stone

A continuation of the End of Year Series, you can read Luke Kennard’s answers here and what our reviewers have to say here. Jon Stone is the production editor and designer of hand-crafted art and literature magazine Fuselit and its press imprint Sidekick Books.  His poem ‘Jack Root’ was highly commended at the 2009 National…