New Zinnie Harris production of The Duchess of Malfi

Professor Zinnie Harris is producing a new version of John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, to be premiered at the Lyceum in Edinburgh in 2019. Of the production, Harris said: ‘In this #MeToo age of feminist uprising in the face of toxic masculinity, now feels like the...

Don Paterson publishes The Poem: Lyric, Sign, Metre

On May 17th, Professor Don Paterson published his monumental study The Poem: Lyric, Sign, Metre (Faber). This work is a treatise on the art of poetry in three sections – one on lyric, the music of poetic speech; one on sign, and how poetry makes its unique kind...

Oli Hazzard’s second collection of poetry published

Oli Hazzard’s second collection of poetry, Blotter (Carcanet), was published in February. The book consists of five sequences, each constructed using a different process. In ‘Graig Syfyrddin’ notes on hillwalking in the Welsh marches – the...

Lesley Glaister – The Squeeze

Lesley Glaister’s novel The Squeeze was published in August by Salt. Widely praised by a number of publications, The Daily Mail stated that ‘The Squeeze has the pace and plot points of a thriller, and the tension rarely ebbs. Glaister’s corvid eye for squalor grounds...

The Zoo of the New: Poems to Read Now

Don Paterson has edited (with Nick Laird) a major new anthology of poetry, The Zoo of the New: Poems to Read Now (Penguin Modern Classics). Published at the end of March, the anthology has been described by The Irish Times as a work of “inspiring reach and...