TLM Issue

Poetry | Café Poems by Holly Pester

Holly Pester Café Poems   Café as think-tank metaphor for Enterprise. False Memory porn. Collage Damage. Diffusion transfer Everyone wants to be heard. I’ve got myself into something twisted and ongoing with her. I hear her, then there is a power between us. I accept her version of things. She needs to be heard. What [...]

Fiction | A Season for Every Activity by Keiran Goddard

Keiran Goddard A Season for Every Activity   The thing about Colm’s mother was that she could see inside people’s living rooms. Even if she had never been in the person’s house. All she’d have to do is hold someone’s hand and it would come to her. All of the colours and all at once. [...]

Essay | A Conversation about Irish Literature by Houman Barekat

Houman Barekat A Conversation about Irish Literature   Why does Ireland produce so much good writing? Over the past few years I’ve been intrigued by the perennial over-representation of Irish authors on the shortlists of the more credible UK literary prizes. More generally, it seems to me that the Irish publishing industry has of late [...]

Review | Jeffery Camp: The Gaze that Captured the World by Andrew Lambirth

Andrew Lambirth Jeffery Camp: The Gaze that Captured the World Campanology – A Tribute to Jeffery Camp, Art Space Gallery, London, 8 April-6 May Jeffery Camp (1923-2020) is a singular figure in the history of Modern British painting, a hugely distinguished artist much admired by such contemporaries as Craigie Aitchison, Michael Andrews, Patrick George, R.B. [...]

Fiction | The Story of X as Told by the Novelist by Ben Libman

Ben Libman The Story of X as Told by the Novelist   At the end of it all, or toward the beginning, I met a novelist in a dark bar on Kote Khimshiashvili Street. You would know him, I expect, as the most prolific writer of detective novels this century. But here he was, a [...]

Poetry | Madrid Chorus by Sarah Fletcher

Sarah Fletcher  Madrid Chorus   When he sang, it was with that voice of a thousand hallways,  That I decorated with paintings and silk furnishings and parrots, Wine stains on the carpet, and maracas, where we were always Just missing the other and this carried on for many years. Dear Sam, I ask you now [...]