Literature, Poetry

Border Blurs – In Conversation with Greg Thomas

Greg Thomas' Border Blurs, a recent addition to the Liverpool English Texts and Studies series, considers the relationship between English and Scottish poets and the international concrete poetry movement of the 1950s-1970s. We discussed this new publication with the author. Could you tell us a bit about Border Blurs and what drew you to focus your research … Continue reading


Habitats of Expression, an essay by Poetry & Barthes author Callie Gardner

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


‘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 October 2020. 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


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


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