“Great location, exciting readings!”
Our Readers are: Diana Cant · S.P. Hannaway · Katherine Gallagher · Kenneth Durham Smith · Eva Hibbs · Marcus Smith · Bianca Jaros · Yuko Minamikawa Adams · Tina Preston · Di Slaney
With the nights drawing in, this issue shimmers in the darkness like a spirit, like hope. And in her editorial, Jacqueline thinks about hope in dark times and how poetry and fiction rises to meet the times we live in (and almost gets stung in the process).
“A variety of voices, lovely warm setting and chance to meet writers in the break”
In Issue 45, we have wonderful new work from 26 poets including Anna Robinson, Anne Ryland, Kitty Coles, Katherine Gallagher, Paul Blake, Brian Docherty, Robert Etty and Di Slaney, and 6 short fiction writers including Daniel Bennett, SP Hannaway and Michael Loveday.
Sarah Passingham’s fiction column explores what constitutes a short story when she discusses composite forms, Gavin Jones presents a composite article looking at the literary ghost story and hauntings through the works of MR James, Vernon Lee and Boccaccio, and Fawzia Muradali Kane reviews collections by Alex Barr and Jeremy Page.