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The Other Room – Tonight


Chrissy Williams on The Verb tonight

Other Room reader Chrissy Williams appears on The Verb tonight discussing her latest book Epigraphs published by if p then q.

The show is broadcast at 10pm on Radio 3 and stays on iplayer for a week.


James Davies website

More at the LINK

Includes films such as Kate Bush below.

Elena Rivera: On the Nature of Position and Tone

Out now from Field Press.

Purple Moose Prize

Knives Forks and Spoons author Joanne Ashcroft is the winner of this year’s Poetry Wales Purple Moose prize  with her collection Maps and Love Song for Mina Loy, which will be published next year. Read more about her here. Of Parts Becoming Whole is available at the KFS site.

Hannah Silva

Hannah Silva is a writer and performer known for wordplay, vocal acrobatics and poetry that collides speech, sound and sense.  Read more about her here. Read more about Opposition, her play about to open at London’s Ovalhouse theatre,  here.

Robert Sheppard on René Van Valckenborch

The ‘whole’ oeuvre of René Van Valckenborch is surrounded by mystery, perhaps of his own making. Published in fugitive publications in places as far apart as Cape Town and Montreal over the last decade, the poems of this Belgian are composed in Flemish and Walloon, and the stylistic divide between the two sets seems to reflect the societal linguistic divide of his troubled nation (although he never refers to this fact). These poems are translations from the Walloon of his ‘versions’ of Ovid, both from the unfashionable Tristia and the apocryphal ‘new’ Amores. 

More at Holdfire Press.


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