Review 31’s Books of the Year

Hot off the press from my review for Full Stop, I selected Angela Readman’s Something Like Breathing (And Other Stories) as my book of the year for Review 31. It was a novel full of artistry but also soul, tackling a subject and form that hasn’t necessarily been neglected over years, with originality and a certain sense of faithfulness.

Read the piece for Review 31 here and the full review for Full Stop here.

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“If you’re not interested in the past, the future won’t be interested in you.” Michael Schmidt and Carcanet’s Jubilee

I spoke to the director of Carcanet Press, Michael Schmidt, about the history of the award-winning, internationally renowned poetry press. We divulged Shakespeare, the English language as a space for allowing poetry to flourish, and importance of the past as well as the future in poetry writing and publishing.

The interview was for the Yorkshire Times and you can read the rest of it here.

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Michael Schmidt. Photo by Ben Schmidt

Michael Schmidt Photo: Ben Schmidt