Blog archive for 2021


Richard Skelton reflects on how Stranger in the Mask of a Deer came to be, examining his experience of pain medication-induced hallucinations, the uncertainty of knowledge about early humans, and the resonance of poetry.

Notes on the Sonnets by Luke Kennard has been shortlisted for the 2021 Forward Prize for Best Collection and ‘Flower of Sulphur’ by John McCullough for Best Single Poem.

John McCullough brings his distinctive surreal humour and emotional intensity to a new collection, Panic Response, to be published spring 2022.

Like a cross between the Guardian’s Writers’ rooms and MTV Cribs, our ‘Where I write’ series brings you up close and personal with the furniture of our authors’ lives to discover where – and how – the magic happens. In this episode, poet Sonia Overall invites us into her attic writing room and reveals the importance of walking to her practice.

Like a cross between the Guardian’s Writers’ rooms and MTV Cribs, our ‘Where I write’ series brings you up close and personal with the furniture of our authors’ lives to discover where – and how – the magic happens. In this episode, poet Luke Wright leads us off the ‘sunken roads of southern England’ and into his Suffolk cottage.

Like a cross between the Guardian’s Writers’ rooms and MTV Cribs, our new ‘Where I write’ series brings you up close and personal with the furniture of our authors’ lives to discover where – and how – the magic happens. In this first episode, we are invited into artist and writer Abi Palmer’s south London flat…






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