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Interview Chris McCabe, author

Chris McCabe, where were you born, and where did you grow up? Mill Road hospital Liverpool, and then in Liverpool (built on the site of a Victorian workhouse), until moving to London in my early […]

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BookBlast® Archive

BB 10×10 Tour Waterstones Manchester, Michael Schmidt Jane Draycott Jenny Lewis

 At Waterstones Manchester on Thurs. 8 November at 6.30 p.m., Michael Schmidt, a founder-director @Carcanet will chair the discussion @WaterstonesMCR with poets Jane Draycott and Jenny Lewis; talk theme: Claiming the Great Tradition: Women Recalibrate […]

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Translator Interviews

Interview Jane Draycott, poet & translator

Jane Draycott, tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m a poet who’s come late to translation and I wish I’d started much much sooner. I teach on a number of different creative writing courses […]

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bookblast september 2018 top five reads
Reading Lists

Book Blasts Top 5 Reads for Independent Minds II

This month’s top 5 reads features titles by some of the independent publishers being showcased in the #bookblast10x10tour at talks being held in Waterstones’ flagship stores across the regions of England. Starting from Gower Street […]

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Interview Ian Duhig, author & poet

Ian Duhig, where were you born, and where did you grow up?  London, the eighth of my parents but the first not born in Ireland, so I grew up in the London-Irish community of Paddington. […]

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Reading Lists

Book Blasts Top 10 Reads for Independent Minds IV

Here is our latest Top 10 round up of eclectic reads to delight and inspire you, yours Georgia @bookblast Joyful satire Don’t Panic, I’m Islamic – words and pictures on how to stop worrying and […]

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BB Archive Paul Muldoon: Sadie & the Sadists, Book Launch

Eyewear Book Launch: Paul Muldoon: Sadie and the Sadists Launch @TrumanBrewery @RoughTradeEast  Tonight’s your chance to catch the legendary Paul Muldoon performing from a new @EyewearBooks collection @RoughTrade East @TrumanBrewery 91 Brick Lane, London E1 […]

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Review Four Points Fourteen Lines, Tony Chan

Four Points Fourteen Lines by Tony Chan is joint winner of the 2016 Melita Hume Poetry Prize with Psalmody by Maria Apichella. ‘You doing this for charity?’ ‘No, it’s entirely selfish’, I reply, ‘A wish […]