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Poetry Review: Threat by Julia Webb

July 10, 2020 No Comments

There’s an awful lot to admire in Threat, a poetry collection by Julia Webb which carefully guides the reader on a roller coaster ride through dysfunctional families, love, loss and domestic violence.

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Couples by Michael Stewart

Poetry Review: Couples by Michael Stewart

May 26, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Couples by Michael Stewart

Originally published by Valley Press on Valentine’s Day in 2013, Couples, by acclaimed poet and novelist Michael Stewart, has been given a 2020 makeover with 12 new poems and a re-working of the original pieces.

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The Anatomical Venus

Poetry Review: The Anatomical Venus by Helen Ivory

March 7, 2020 Comments Off on Poetry Review: The Anatomical Venus by Helen Ivory

In The Anatomical Venus, Helen Ivory investigates how women have been treated and portrayed throughout history, from witches and parlour maids to the murdered and mutilated on our TV and cinema screens.

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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: 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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Nothing is Meant to be Broken by Mark Connors and Northern Lights by Harry Gallagher

Poetry Review: Nothing is Meant to be Broken by Mark Connors; Northern Lights by Harry Gallagher

October 27, 2018 Comments Off on Poetry Review: Nothing is Meant to be Broken by Mark Connors; Northern Lights by Harry Gallagher

If you’ve ever been to the city of York, you’ll no doubt have fallen in love with it, if not with the hen and stag nights.

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