Janette Ayachi, with her collection Hand Over Mouth Music (Pavilion Poetry, 2019), has been shortlisted for the Saltire Society Poetry Book of the Year Award 2019.
Poetry & Barthes author Callie Gardner shared the below essay with us for our Poetry focus during the month of May as part of our #LUP120 celebrations. In Poetry & Barthes, I attempt to trace the influence of Barthes across the intellectual history of Anglophone poetry in the latter part of the twentieth century. This short essay … Continue reading
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
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
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