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Author: Mark Connors

LotusMoon

Book Review: Lotus Moon with Blossom by Sheila Hamilton and Remote by Sarwa Azeezook

November 10, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Lotus Moon with Blossom by Sheila Hamilton and Remote by Sarwa Azeezook

Lotus Moon with Blossom poetically charts the life and times of Otagaki Rengetsu, a Buddhist nun, artist and writer in 18th century Japan.

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Simon Armitage

Review: Simon Armitage, Ilkley Literature Festival, King’s Hall

November 1, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Simon Armitage, Ilkley Literature Festival, King’s Hall

It came as no surprise to hear that Simon Armitage was opening Ilkley Literature Festival.

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The Irresistible Rise of Prose Poetry: Northern Soul talks to poet Oz Hardwick

September 28, 2019 Comments Off on The Irresistible Rise of Prose Poetry: Northern Soul talks to poet Oz Hardwick

In part two of his series, The Irresistible Rise of Prose Poetry, Northern Soul’s Poetry Correspondent Mark Connors talks to poet and co-editor of The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry, Oz Hardwick, and reviews Hardwick’s new collection.

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The Irresistible Rise of Prose Poetry: The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry

September 6, 2019 Comments Off on The Irresistible Rise of Prose Poetry: The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry

In part one of our series on prose poems, The Irresistible Rise of Prose Poetry, our new Poetry Correspondent Mark Connors begins with The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry.

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JJ's Vish & Chips

Scran: JJ’s Vish & Chips, Leeds

August 18, 2019 Comments Off on Scran: JJ’s Vish & Chips, Leeds

In a new series, Northern Soul writers share their food memories. From culinary trips to cherished family recipes and hidden restaurants, takeaways and cafés, we take a tasty trip down memory lane. First up, it’s JJ’s Vish & Chips in Leeds.  

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