Category Archives: Poet interviews

A balm for anyone battered by our post-truth culture: Chris Buckley

Guest post by poet Chris Buckley, whose chapbook BLUING is available from Finishing Line Press. Nostalgia, though a potent marketing force, is deadly in art. It transforms rich, emotional imagery into one-dimensional kitsch. So much poetry is devoted to nostalgia, … Continue reading

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From war to poetry: Patrick Howse

Guest post from Patrick Howse Patrick Howse began writing the poems in his collection, Shadow Cast By Mountains, while covering the Iraq War for the BBC. War plays a central part in the book, but he is reluctant to describe himself … Continue reading

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Enacting in safe spaces the dramas of our lives: Marc Zegans

By Roz Kay “You seem to know a lot about humans,” she whistled, splashing with her hind flippers. “Perhaps you will write it all down for me.” These lines, from Marc Zegans’ poem The Underwater Typewriter (in his new collection … Continue reading

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Tapping into something universal: Curt Anderson

By Roz Kay One night, Curt Anderson dreamed that his father reappeared from the afterlife and complained that Curt wasn’t looking after the car he’d inherited from him. “I always thought that was kind of funny,” Curt says. So it … Continue reading

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