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Ire & Salt by Jenny Lindsay

– Reviewed by Alice Tarbuck – Jenny Lindsay is a performance poet and Slam Champion who was an extremely active member of National Collective in the run-up to the Scottish Independence Referendum. Her pamphlet, Ire & Salt, is a selection of extracts from her upcoming one-woman show, based around her experiences in the run up…

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Spaces of their Own by Russell Jones

-Reviewed by Anna Percy– The themes of this pamphlet are depicted on the cover in images: black space and an ape with a ray gun dangling from the title. The design throughout is clear and the poems are spaced appropriately which can be an issue for experimental text poems. Released in July 2013 by Stewed Rhubarb…

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Saboteur Awards 2014 – 31st May

On Saturday 31st May, at Oxford’s Jericho Tavern, we will be announcing the results of the public vote for this year’s Saboteur Awards (check out the shortlist here). Over 2500 of you cast your vote this year to have a say in the outcome. However, results are just the tip of the iceberg of what…

‘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…

‘Visa Wedding’ by Harry Giles

-Reviewed by Donald Gardner– What makes Harry Giles’s first pamphlet of poetry stand out is its concentration and humour. There are not many words wasted here and if this tautness gives the work a bit of a Spartan feel, the wit restores it to warmth. He is a poet of intent and each of these…

‘Treasure in the History of Things’ by Katherine McMahon

  -Reviewed by Dana Bubulj– Published by Stewed Rhubarb Press, Treasure in the History of Things by Katherine McMahon (of the Inky Fingers collective) is a gorgeous pamphlet of twelve poems, complete with an audio CD of them performed accompanied with the occasional music and atmospheric sound-base. McMahon really impressed us when we caught her…