Issue 13 now online

 It’s been three months since the print edition of issue 13 hit shelves and doormats everywhere, and so as usual we have now released it online to read for free over at issuu. Try it on your tablet if you have one—it works really well. In case you missed the...

Review: The Combover by Adrián N. Bravi

If you watch any American television, you may well have noticed that it features a lot of bald or balding men: Tony Soprano (The Sopranos), Louie (Louie), Pete Campbell (Mad Men), Homer Simpson (The Simpsons), Larry David, (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Walter White...

How Poetry Saved My Life

“How Poetry Saved My Life by Amber Dawn, published in 2013 by my all-time favourite publishing house: Arsenal Pulp Press. It is a rough autobiography of short prose pieces interspersed with poems detailing the instances that pushed her to discover the power of...

Settled Wanderers

Sam Berkson & Mohamed Sulaiman, Settled Wanderers: The poetry of Western Sahara (Influx Press, 2015). “At the Pages of Hackney bookshop in Clapton, Sam Berkson and others have been manning the bookshop on Mondays in return for using the basement space for...

The Happy Reader

“A joyous celebration of books and reading, the second issue of The Happy Reader, a collaboration between Penguin Classics and Fantastic Man magazine, is as good as the first. And it’s only three quid. Just get it already.” —...