Faber New Poets: in conversation

Faber New Poets . Photograph © Thea Hawlin The Faber New Poets scheme, now in its fourth incarnation, provides a platform for new voices and has launched the careers of poets such as Jack Underwood,...

Interview | John Hitchens on Aspects of Landscape

A major new retrospective at Southampton City Art Gallery examines the work of British artist John Hitchens – over fifty works spanning almost six decades char the artist’s journey from his descriptive style to a unique form of abstract painting. The landmark show, featuring recent work that has never been seen in public before [...]

Interview | Joo Yeon Park on Beckett, Failure and ‘the Unword’

'If you are to fail, you might as well, as Beckett put it, 'fail better'; you might as well volunteer to fail. And failure is, possibly, a necessity in art-making, and it's not necessarily a negative thing in art. It can prove to be a turning-point, to open up a space for discussion, for something that you haven’t expected to see or experience. So it can be a positive thing, so I think there's a double-edged sword in what Beckett means by failure.' […]

Interview | Rob Auton on Comedy, Ivor Cutler and Saving Money

Lucy Morris Rob Auton on Comedy, Ivor Cutler and Saving Money Branded 'the Fringe's comedian laureate' by the British Comedy Guide, award-winning comedian and podcaster Rob Auton is going on tour with his critically acclaimed show,...

We Don’t Know What We’re Doing

Editor of The Stinging Fly, one of Ireland's top literary magazines, Thomas Morris is no stranger to reading and writing short fiction. In the final countdown to the deadline for our short story competition we spoke...

Interview | Richard Zarzi on Love, Icons and Spiritualism

Richard Zarzi is considered one of the world's most prominent pop artists working today, having celebrated many icons in his work, including Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Chanel and Marilyn Monroe. His work created by projecting images onto a canvas screen, which he further instates with bold light and texture using a mixture of acrylics, resins and diamond dust. The result is a celebration of the icons' charisma and beauty through an his distinctive signature style [...]

Interview | Ben Turnbull: Manifest Decimation

Since his first show in 2002, London-born artist Ben Turnbull has produced a compelling body of work exploring America in all its glory and iniquity. His forthcoming show American History X volume III, Manifest Decimation, will be on display [...]

Interview | Éric Chevillard on Experimental Writing by Erik Martiny

Erik Martiny Éric Chevillard on Experimental Writing Éric Chevillard is one of the few great French experimental writers still writing today. His books are issued by two high-profile publishers: L’Arbre Vengeur, a maverick press with a...

News | Waltham Forest Borough of Culture 2019 — The People’s Forest + Interview

The People's Forest — a literary strand to Waltham Forest's programme as the first ever London Borough of Culture this year — has recently been announced, which is to be curated by arts consultant...

“We live in the age of the beautiful book” – interview with Chris Riddell

Writer, illustrator and current Children's Laureate Chris Riddell is becoming an increasingly familiar name to stumble upon in the literary world. He has collaborated on projects with Neil Gaiman, Russell Brand and is an...

Interview | Sam Riviere on Martial, authenticity and stealing

"I discovered Martial’s poetry by searching for the number 104 for an unrelated reason, which was recorded on Wikipedia as being the year he probably died. I trust this kind of chance occurrence, and it led me to reading some of the epigrams, which I imagine I had vaguely heard of before. I responded immediately to their playfulness, sarcasm, brevity, devotion to social commentary, and general refusal of seriousness – especially things like Martial’s own admission that his poems aren’t even that good, a lot of the time." [...]

An interview with Gwilym Jones

There’s something about the unpredictability of a storm that arouses excitement and chaos in a reader, writer, or just your average passerby on an open road. We can look towards none other than Shakespeare...

Interview |Lara Feigel on Look! We Have Come Through! : Living With D.H. Lawrence

  Lara Feigel on Look! We Have Come Through! : Living With D.H. Lawrence We spoke on the phone to academic and writer Lara Feigel about her new book, Look! We Have Come Through! Living With D.H....

Interview with Senior Curator Daniel Robbins

Heather Wells interviews Daniel Robbins, Senior Curator of the Leighton House Museum talking about the current exhibition, A Victorian Obsession.  Thank you for letting us interview you Daniel, I’ve been to see A Victorian Obsession...

Interview | Clayton Vomero | 3OHA

Kaleidoscopic is one of the words used to describe the work of Clayton Vomero, his narratives finding their flow not in the rules of time but in the intricate routes of the mind. His...

Interview with Caleb Femi – Young People’s Laureate for London

Caleb Femi, a 26 year old teacher and poet from Peckham, has been chosen to be the new Young People's Laureate for London. Femi will work with Spread the Word, London’s writer development agency,...

Interview | Cecilia Brunson Projects Founder on I Am Awake by Feliciano Centurión

Eric Block Cecilia Brunson Projects Founder on I Am Awake by Feliciano Centurión Cecilia Brunson opened her eponymous Bermondsey-based gallery in 2015, providing a much needed European platform for historical and contemporary Latin American artists. A champion...

Interview | ‘The party that never stops’: Sarah Lucas on The Colony Room Club,...

I was with Damien Hirst and Angus Fairhurst (I imagine) and we popped in. It was dingy, green and crowded. Also smoky. Ian Board was behind the bar insulting people and swearing as they came in. I thought he was horrible. Someone said, ‘He’s alright when you get to know him.’ I thought, I’ll bear that in mind. I didn’t go back for a long while. By that time Ian was dead. He was still there in the form of his sculpted head which contained his ashes. Michael Wojas said that you can roll a pinch up [...]

Interview | On the Pleasures of Observing the City: A London walk with Ana...

Madeleine Feeny On the Pleasures of Observing the City: A London walk with Ana Kinsella Look Here, Ana Kinsella Daunt Books Publishing, Paperback, 26th May 2022, £9.99 When, in March 2020, our freedom of movement was abruptly curtailed,...

Interview | Kwame Asafo-Adjei on Developing Movement

Lucy Morris Kwame Asafo-Adjei on Developing Movement Kwame Asafo-Adjei is a dancer and choreographer who fuses hip-hop with his personal experiences and background. Kwame is also the Artistic Director for company 'Spoken Movement', who take elements...

Interview | Johnnie Cooper | throe on throe

A new exhibition at Saatchi Gallery sees a major survey by the acclaimed British artist Johnnie Cooper. Spanning two galleries, throe on throe comprises over 50 paintings and sculptures from the 1970’s – a time when Cooper...

Interview | Kristina Marie Darling

Kristina Marie Darling is an author and literary critic. Her book Je Suis L’Autre: Essays & Interrogations was named one of the 'Best Books of 2017' by The Brooklyn Rail, with her collection Dark Horse: Poems...

Interview | Isobel Colchester and Poet in the City

We spoke to Isobel Colchester, CEO of Poet in the City, about their work and their recent collaboration with The Crick Institute. How would you describe what Poet in the City does? Our objectives as an...

An interview with Yewon Jung

In 2015, Deborah Smith – translator of Han Kang’s The Vegetarian – set up Tilted Axis Press, a publishing house dedicated to translated fiction. Tilted Axis is unique; unlike most other publishing houses, it...

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