REVIEW: Cocoon by Russell Jones

Russell Jones is an Edinburgh-based poet, and the deputy editor of Shoreline of Infinity, a Scottish science-fiction magazine. Cocoon can be purchased online here. Around halfway through Cocoon, Russell Jones’s newest collection of poetry, sits “Pioneer,” a conceptual ekphrasis on the plaques currently slipping through space, miles per second, aboard the Pioneer probes. Cocoon as […]

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REVIEW: FLOWERS, ALL SORTS IN BLOSSOM, FIGS, BERRIES, AND FRUITS FORGOTTEN BY OISÍN BREEN

Oisín Breen is a Dublin-born poet, currently living in Edinburgh, where he works as a financial journalist and PhD candidate. Flowers, All Sorts in Blossom, Figs, Berries, and Fruits Forgotten can be purchased online here. Saint Patrick, they say, spoke with Oisín in the final days of the latter’s three hundred years of life. Patrick […]

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Author Spotlight: Shaun Tan

Picture Books For Adults: The Whimsical Art of Shaun Tan Tales from Outer Suburbia Arthur A. Levine Books, Hardcover, 96 pp. February 1, 2009 Today’s graphic novels are striving to prove to literati that they aren’t just kids’ stuff. By tackling adult themes and employing sophisticated art styles, writers and artists like Neil Gaiman and […]

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