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An Official Guide to Surviving the Invasion

We’ve just heard that Russell Jones’s poem, “An Official Guide to Surviving the Invasion”, is being made into a film – a horror that sees Scotland on the cusp of an unknown epidemic. Thanks to director Nathan Elliott and producers Misha McCullagh and Marian Roarty for picking up on Russell’s excellent work. You can read the poem…

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Lyrical Breenge

Stuart A Paterson’s Aye, reviewed by Tom Hubbard Reviewing the Glasgow-born Irishman Pearse Hutchinson’s Collected Poems, Harry Clifton quoted Alexander Blok’s remark that a poet ‘is a human being by profession.’ The reviewer continued: ‘In the present climate, when poetry is less a fate and more a career-choice, the imperative is to professionalise first and…

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