Book Fight

One of my very favourite podcasts, Book Fight—subtitle: “tough love for literature”—is an irreverent and often hilarious show about books and writing from two of the editors at Barrelhouse magazine. If you like the sound of a podcast which successfully...

Collaboration with Peer magazine

A little while ago, while in the process of spending far too much money in my favourite magazine shop, Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum in Amsterdam, I picked up a copy of Peer, a brand-new arts magazine based out of the city. It was an impressive first issue. Cut to a couple...

Firewords Issue 6

It’s always a pleasure when Firewords pops up in my letterbox. Even the envelope is pretty! I was pretty excited to see that Krishan Coupland has a story in there – he’s the editor of the very excellent Neon which, if you haven’t checked it out, you...
Review: ‘The Foreign Passion’ by Cristian Aliaga

Review: ‘The Foreign Passion’ by Cristian Aliaga

his poems — rarely personal, ferociously political, and consistently uncanny — offer apocalyptic visions of European capitalism as a sober corrective Review by William Braun. One may be forgiven for expecting a beast of a different sort from Cristian...

Vinyl album covers

One vaguely literary thing I have been enjoying recently is… music. But in particular: vinyl album covers. Before I went to university twelve years ago, I took all the CDs I have ever owned out of their cases (leaving the booklets in the case behind, neatly...