For the latest interview in the series, we chatted to Sarah Westcott, author of Slant Light (2016) and Bloom (2020) to discuss her two collections and her feelings about poetry and nature more widely, examining the discourse between the two which flows throughout her work.
For the latest interview in the series, we chatted to Janette Ayachi, author of Hand Over Mouth Music (2019) to discuss her collection and the disruptive pleasures of writing which flow throughout her work.
For the latest interview in the series, we chatted to Martha Sprackland, author of Citadel (2020) to discuss her collection, collective anxiety, psychedelic experiences and visual art, examining how these interplay within her recent writing.
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