Poetry

‘Walnuts’ by Paul Muldoon, from upcoming publication Dislocations: The Selected Innovative Poems of Paul Muldoon

Dislocations: The Selected Innovative Poems of Paul Muldoon will be publishing in July 2019. In this volume, poet John Kinsella presents a selection of Paul Muldoon’s most linguistically innovative and overtly ‘experimental’ poems. Kinsella’s introduction explores the complex politics of language and the dissection of ‘New World’–‘Old World’ (false) verbal dynamics that inform Muldoon’s writing. … Continue reading

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Poet and Translator in Conversation: An Interview with Lieke Marsman and Sophie Collins

This piece was originally published on the Poetry Book Society blog. PBS Translation Members will soon be receiving the Summer PBS Recommended Translation. George Szirtes' choice for Summer 2019 is Lieke Marsman's very personal collection The Following Scan Will Last Five Minutes, translated from Dutch by Sophie Collins, published by Pavilion Poetry. This book was written in the … Continue reading

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The Following Scan Will Last Five Minutes – In Conversation with Lieke Marsman and Sophie Collins

A work of poetry, social criticism and autobiography, Lieke Marsman's The Following Scan Will Last Five Minutes is an honest and dryly comic account of a period in the author’s life that elides pretension in search of autonomy and self-knowledge. Beautifully translated by the poet Sophie Collins, the book also includes a translator’s note in the form … Continue reading

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Pavilion Poetry 2019 Launch Recap

On Wednesday 1st May, we held a book launch for the 2019 Pavilion Poetry collections in the School of the Arts Library with the Centre for New and International Writing. Series editor Deryn Rees-Jones introduced the event, and the poets read from the three new collections - Hand Over Mouth Music, The Following Scan Will … Continue reading

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Hand Over Mouth Music – In Conversation with Janette Ayachi

Janette Ayachi’s dazzling first collection moves between remembered and imagined spaces as she celebrates the world’s variousness, and the energies and exhaustions of the body. Revelling in the many voices she might find for herself, Ayachi locates herself in both her Algerian and Scottish roots, her relationships with her family and lovers, her own motherhood, … Continue reading