Features Editor Maria Amir writes of the silent battles being waged between art and soul
Denied respect for much of literary history, what is the true value of escapist fiction? Features Editor Sana Hussain expounds.
“…all the boys gathered in a room,/ unsettlingly quiet, half-asleep, making jets with homework-/ paper…”
By Vladimir Lucien.
“She sits in an old peopleâ€™s home/ thinking of feathers: how one/ should hold them lightly; how they fly…”
By Esther Phillips.
“Evenings, on the way from primary school,/ I saw her, dressed in cowgirl boots and cutoffs,/ blouse opened on a barstool outside The Cool Spot…” By Ishion Hutchinson.
“I learned I would die/ someday, and the fast car will get you there/ long before death…”
By Kwame Dawes.
Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert on the poetry of Phyllis Shand Allfrey in a special essay from our 12th issue.
“a prayer for the cedar balls/ that break when you touch them and stain/ your fingers yellow, that release from their tiny bellies/ the smell of old churches…” By Kei Miller.
“A gleaming wanting to withhold itself and almost doing that, almost/ slipping back into the green, unnoticed but for the shift of light…”
By Kendel Hippolyte.
“I wore charred wings in my hair/ for weeks after she left,/ I prayed to her in tongues/ of wild grasses and deep water.” By Danielle Boodoo-FortunÃ©.
Articles Editor Ghausia Rashid Salam explores the more problematic facets of the ever expanding online fanfiction world
Contributing Editor Jess McHugh examines the nature of sex, suspense and narrative in film
Film Critic Chuck Williamson writes of the star narratives of silent-era fan magazines
Senior Film Critic Tom Nixon ponders on the evolving world of cinema and where a film ends and “reality” begins.
In the constant shuffle of commodities and experiences available for the savvy shopper / believer, “buying in” has never been easier in the ever evolving search for the new you. Senior Articles Editor Aaron Grierson examines the trend in this essay from the 12th issue.
Jane King on Derek Walcott’s magisterial ‘White Egrets’