Knight of the Thimble

New publication day, find my latest short story at Mechanics Institute Review. I hope you enjoy and let me know what you think in the comments below.

The Death of the Critic

Barthes wrote of the death of the author during the 70s. How this impacted on the text and made the unbound text (see also, Kristeva and Allen). There is a reason for me to point this out. There has been throughout the critical history of poetry and fiction the desire to draw a line back…

Setting up a literary magazine

I have been involved in the setting up of 4 literary magazines in the last couple of decades.  Two of them worked, two never made it beyond ‘dummy’ issue. Why ? The first one was GLINT (Gays and Lesbians in Theatre). We did it very much in the ‘do it now’ spirit, not worrying about…

The Michael Marks Awards

  Great to see the shortlist for this years Michael Marks Award appear. The Michael Marks award (a relatively new award given to pamphlets) seems to me to be the most interesting kicking about. It is the most obvious place to look for new presses, new voices and a real chance for relatively unheard of poets to…

ANARCHY BOOKS: Are you feeling lucky, punk?

A great opportunity for readers and writers. A new publishing company from Andy Remic. Here’s what it is all about: A fusion of writing, music, game and film ANARCHY BOOKS is a radical new publishing company. Our focus is on multi-strand publishing projects, concepts which combine different media to present a wider experience for the…