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Phillip Hall reviews recent titles from Recent Work Press

Phillip Hall reviews recent titles from Recent Work Press

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Members Only by Melinda Smith and Caren Florance reviewed by Dominique Hecq

Thanks to Cordite who have posted a review by Dominque Hecq of Melinda Smith and Caren Florance’s collaborative book Members Only. Read the review here.

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Review of Sentences from the Archive by Jen Webb

Sentences from the Archive is a dense, emotionally adventurous, and commendably experimental set of prose poems, with a vast network of intertextual references from the Biblical, to the ekphrastic, to the pop cultural (“if memory could speak it would say lock it in, Eddie, lock it in” [10]). Webb has developed her own form appropriate to the […]

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Thanks for 2017

As as we head into the another season of low-grade drama and overeating, we at  Recent Work Press  would like to take the opportunity to reflect on 2017 and thank the mighty people who’ve helped us through the year. This year we were involved in publishing some 20 titles (whew!), these included first collections by […]

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Metamorphic listed as a book of the year in Irish times

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/fiction-history-humour-emotion-the-best-books-of-2017-1.3311019

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“Transit has never been so pretty as with Niloofar Fanaiyan.”

Transit and its cousin travel are not, of course, solely physical experiences: Fanaiyan explores a range of their effects, giving pragmatic pre-departure advice in ‘Leaving’ (‘Remember to say goodbye / Hide the key’) while expressing a keenness to embrace less certain and more exciting realms. Her treatment of light and shade stands out, with shadows […]

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Australian Launch of ‘Metamorphic’ and ‘Work and Play’

We have changed the date of the launch of ‘Metamorphic’ and ‘Work and Play’ as follows: Date: Monday 11th December Time: 7.00 pm Venue: Smith’s Alternative Join us for the launch of the  multi-faceted, multi-national, global phenomenon that is Metamorphic: 21st century poets respond to Ovid, along with the launch of Work and Play by the all-singing, […]

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Review of Cities in Cha

An in- depth and thoughtful review of Cities by Michael Tsang in Hong Kong’s Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. http://www.asiancha.com/content/view/2893/630/ Thanks Michael and Cha

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Metamorphic World Tour

Our new anthology Metamorphic: 21st century poets respond to Ovid features 100 international poets responding to Ovid’s Metamorphoses. The book is being launched in a series of events across the UK, Ireland and Australia. Thanks to editors Nessa O’Mahony and Paul Munden for arranging these events. YORK (UK) 11th November 2017, Park Inn by Radisson,  York, 5.45pm BELFAST […]

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Hiromi Ito on Poetry on the Move

The latest Poetry on the Move podcast features Japanese poet Hiromi Ito. Ito was recently recorded performing  in one of her captivating live performances at the Poetry on the Move festival.  This is followed by an interview with Melinda Smith, where Ito talks about the poems collected in Poet to Poet: Contemporary Women Poets from […]

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