Poetry London Summer Readings: Rachael Allen, Andrew McMillan, Vahni Capildeo and...

0
Poetry London’s summer launch opened with an impassioned speech by the poet Karen McCarthy Wood, who is a trustee on the magazine’s board. The...

Review | Xeixa: Fourteen Catalan Poets

0
Xeixa: Fourteen Catalan Poets Tupelo Press, 2018, edited by Marlon L. Fick and Francisca Esteve The news in recent months has been splashed with images of...

No Map Could Show Them by Helen Mort

0
No Map Could Show Them, Mort’s second collection, explores the narratives of Victorian and modern women –mountaineers, campaigners, runners – and considers, more broadly,...

Sargent: The Watercolours at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

0
John Singer Sargent is best known as a painter of portraits in oil. Since childhood, however, he was also a keen watercolorist, and a...

Review | The Only Story by Julian Barnes

0
The Only Story by Julian Barnes Readers who were a little disappointed by Barnes’s last political fiction The Noise of Time will be glad to...

Review | Rainsongs, by Sue Hubbard

0
Sue Hubbard’s Rainsongs has a unique and beautiful emotive quality that shines through its delicately constructed prose in a love-letter to Ireland, memory and parenthood,...

Picasso Portraits: Humour is Key

0
The exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery differs from William Rubin’s one on Picasso’s portraits twenty years ago at MOMA by defining Picasso’s portraits...

Unity in Variety VI at Gabriel Fine Arts

0
In the sixth edition of their most recent collaboration with Barikee, Gabriel Fine Arts showcased an expansive array of work, from the interpretive calligraphy...

Review| The Letters Page Vol.2 published by Book Ex Machina

0
To pick up a book, writes Ioanna Mavrou, is ‘as if stepping out of the world for a beat and taking a much needed...

Designing Antiquity by Stephanie Moser

0
Apart from its scholarly and visual merits, this study deserves recognition as the second book-length work about Owen Jones, the once-famous Victorian architect and...

You Must Change Your Life – The Story of Rainer Maria...

0
You Must Change Your Life is an enthralling exploration of the complex relationship between two creative giants of art and literature, drawn together in...

Review | Calder on Paper: 1960 – 1976 at the Saatchi...

0
  SALON, Saatchi Gallery’s commercial exhibition space, launched earlier this year aiming to present the work of leading international artists who have had limited exposure...

America after the Fall at Royal Academy of Arts

0
Organised by the Art Institute of Chicago, the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris and the London Royal Academy of Arts, 'America After the Fall:...

Review | The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh

0
The Water Cure, Sophie Mackintosh Hamish Hamilton, 2018 256 pp, £12.99 (hardback) False utopias, and their human cost, are at the core of Sophie Mackintosh’s uneasy, hypnotic...

Chalk Poets by Stephanie Norgate

0
The otherness of nature, the gap that separates its permanence from our finite experience, is as much a part of its constructed character as...

Vanessa Bell at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

0
How much context do we need to appreciate a painting? Take, for example, Vanessa Bell’s Studland Beach, 1912. We might describe it in terms...

Chan by Hannah Lowe

0
Hannah Lowe’s latest collection of poetry Chan (Bloodaxe, 2016) revisits the characters and stories from her first collection, Chick (Bloodaxe, 2013), which won the...

The Met Office Advises Caution by Rebecca Watts

0
As its title suggests, Rebecca Watts’s new collection seeks to reinvent nature poetry for the 21st Century: a tradition most closely associated with figures...

Physical by Andrew McMillan

0
Andrew McMillan’s debut collection Physical opens with an epitaph taken from one of the often overlooked novels of Hilda Doolittle, better known as H.D.,...

The Red and Yellow Nothing by Jay Bernard

1
It is difficult to put a finger on the immediate aftermath of reading The Red and Yellow Nothing: there is puzzlement, rage, and wonder,...

Say Something Back by Denise Riley

0
In their most cliched form, attempts to describe the experience of bereavement tend to settle into a series of unanswerable questions: ‘why?’ being the...

Interview | Roubi L’Roubi | Saatchi Gallery | Forests and Spirits:...

0
An interview with Roubi L’Roubi, co-curator of Forests and Spirits: Figurative art from the Khartoum School, a new exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery.

Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

0
Upon viewing Jackson Pollock’s 1951 solo show in which he debuted his now famed ‘black paintings’, friend and fellow painter Alfonso Ossorio commented that...

The Vintage Poetry Showcase: Ocean Vuong and Kayo Chingonyi

0
Ocean Vuong and Kayo Chingonyi’s recent reading is one of the most spectacular that I have attended. R. A. Villanueva introduced the event by...

Dearest reader! Our newsletter!

Sign up to our newsletter for the latest content, freebies, news and competition updates, right to your inbox. From the oldest literary periodical in the UK.

You can unsubscribe any time by clicking the link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or directly on info@thelondonmagazine.org. Find our privacy policies and terms of use at the bottom of our website.