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“Synchronicity is everything”: An interview with Kate Tough

Kate Tough’s pamphlet of experimental and found poetry, tilt-shift, was published by Tapsalteerie in 2016, and since then has been named runner up for the Callum Macdonald Memorial Award 2017, and noted in The Bottle Imp’s Best Scottish Books 2016. You might also know her as the poet behind a 2016 Best Scottish Poem, ‘People…

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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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