Tag: poetry

13. ‘Galaxy Magazine’ – May 1970

Prepare yourself for the most hipster sentence I’ve ever written. I picked up the May 1970 edition of science-fiction magazine¬†Galaxy at a secondhand book fair on London‘s Southbank. (Phew, we got through it together.) I was drawn to …

Death and madness in small packages

This week I’m reviewing two shorter books – a collection of poetry, and a (very tiny) collection of short stories. Although these books at first seem very different (one is poetry by a 21st-century man and the other …

A literary tour of Bristol: St. Mary Redcliffe church

It’s time for another literary landmark from the city I live in: Bristol! This time it’s St. Mary Redcliffe church. I recently moved house and now this church is just around the corner, which means I walk (and …

2. ‘A True Story Based on Lies’ by Jennifer Clement

I bought this book at the Hay Festival way back in 2014 and, I’ll be honest, I only picked it up now because it is short and I wanted to do some quick reads at the beginning of …

A Christmas card collaboration

A little while ago the lovely folks at Pen Heaven asked me if I would design a literary Christmas card for them. Of course, I jumped at the opportunity because I knew that my uncle’s Christmas tree-shaped poem …