Review 22, March 2018

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In this issue:



• C M Buckland on Better Houses by Susie Wild. C M Buckland notes the fun, immediacy, precision and restlessness of a debut collection aligned to quickfire modern reading habits (subscribers only)

• Amy McCauley on ergasy by Christopher Cornwell. This is a joyful and exuberantly excessive, polyvocal poetry collection, is Amy McCauley’s conclusion as she assesses this experimental debut book connected to The Lonely Press magazine (subscribers only)

• Amy McCauley on Life? Or Theatre? by Charlotte Salomon. Amy McCauley is immersed in this prototype of the graphic biography, an unputdownable, extraordinary, multi-faceted work of poetry, art, autobiography, music and performance. (subscribers only)

• Alex Diggins on Risingtidefallingstar by Philip Hoare . Alex Diggins claims that this prose writer, incorrigibly hybrid, captures better than anyone except Melville, the ungovernable plurality of the ocean (subscribers only)

• Jennifer Wong on The Mother of All Questions: Further Feminisms by Rebecca Solnit. Jennifer Wong enjoys this essay collection about resisting misogyny and building solidarity online (subscribers only)

• Dewi Huw Owen on The Old Red Tongue: An Anthology of Welsh Literature by Gwyn Griffiths & Meic Stephens (eds). Dewi Huw Owen hails this anthology of translations and source texts as a true statement of bilingualism, and a mammoth achievement in pinning down a millennium and a half of Welsh-language literature under two covers (subscribers only)

Creative: Katherine Stansfield The Magpie Tree

Multi-media: Author interview video, Ursula Martin, author of One Woman Walks Wales. Author interview video, Ursula Martin, author of One Woman Walks Wales.

Multi-media: Bookclub Podcast: The Red Abbey Chronicles series for young adults Bookclub Podcast: The Red Abbey Chronicles

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