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...

Review: The Good Son by Paul McVeigh

Should I be a loner? Or be in a gang. Paul McVeigh’s ambitious debut pits the half-term struggles of a pre-adolescent boy in the tempestuous run-up to his first day of ‘Big School’, against the explosive, sectarian world of Belfast’s Ardoyne during The Troubles. I...

BOS Artists’ Residency Programme

A few weeks ago, we received an email from William Howell, introducing his new writers’ and artists’ residency programme, BOS Arts. As you might imagine, we get a lot of emails like this; many of them scatter-shot and sent BCC—if we’re lucky—to every editor...