Missing the Daily Pre-Covid Commute by Melissa Todd

As restrictions tighten and we are advised to work from home, Melissa Todd remembers the creative potential of the morning commute.

Dominique Hecq Reviews ‘The Gang Of One’ by Robert Harris

Dominique Hecq reviews 'The Gang Of One' by Robert Harris.

Emma Lee Reviews ‘Song of Globule’ by Stephen Oliver

Emma Lee, Editor of The Critical Nib, reviews 'Song of Globule' by Stephen Oliver

3 poems by Anabelle Aguilar Brealey translated from the Spanish by Diana Manole with Anabelle Aguilar Brealey

Anabelle Aguilar Brealey’s poems are soft and vivid in the way they pour into the reader’s eyes and mouth and Diana Manole’s translation captures their tender core.

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Was Shakespeare a Political Poet? by Margaret Randall

Writer, photographer, activist and academic, Margaret Randall examines the labels we pin to our poetry and asks whether we are right to do so.

Meeting My Hero, Michael Morpurgo by Clare Morris

Clare Morris, Editor of The Write Life, recalls her recent interview with Michael Morpurgo. The full interview will appear in Issue 43.

Mettle by Caitlin Burns

A miscreant boy learns a valuable lesson for the most unlikely of sources.

Hounded by Phillip Hall

Poet Phillip Hall charts the progress of his depression and explains how his partner's gifts have proved his salvation.

Writing For Poetry Film by Helen Dewbery

Editor, film-maker and poet, Helen Dewbery explores potential approaches in making a poetry film, discussing the work of key practitioners.