Keith Johnson: ‘Most interesting of all is the effortless way in which this series of avant-garde seating objects apostatizes the tyranny of the rectangle that most sofa designs of the period capitulated to. The Torsos work to sublimate those tendencies towards a higher, more expressionistic reality.’
Anthony Howell reviews The Poems of Basil Bunting | Modernity and metaphysics, by James Gallant | Stephen Wade’s Literary Rejection File: cut with a dull blade! | Peter Riley’s extended essay on poets in translation continues with Calogero, Anedda and Rilke | Alan Wall on Irony and Ironists | David Nowell Smith reviews Imran Qureshi in Cornwall | Stephen Wade with the third item in his melancholy series of Literary Rejections: Gigs Gone Wrong | Peter Riley reviews three books by Ilhan Berk | QV: Robert McHenry looks up ‘Chinese metaphysics’ | Ruby Turok-Squire: Two poems | Dossier: Ferdinand Brunetière, with essays by Erik Butler and Yetta Blaze de Bury and an ebook by Elton Hocking | Ian Seed: New York Hotel and five more short fictions | Nigel Wheale on Ben Lerner: Quixote on the Brooklyn Bridge | Harry Guest: Quitting teaching after 37 years | Hell…and its abolitions by Alan Wall | Brent Ranalli on Lessons from Native Americans on the division of labor | Winétt de Rokha: Three poems in new translations by J. Mark Smith | Stephen Wade’s Philosophy of Literary Rejection | Ed Simon on Richard Barnfield | The Obscure Charms of Mme Blavatsky by James Gallant | Anthony Howell on the enigma of the prose poem | E. Grant Duff on Balthasar Gracian | Bram Stoker on Dead Heads | Mark Jones on Samuel Palmer’s contentious son | Stephen Wade’s Rejected! A grim personal file | Alan Wall on Walter Benjamin and Surrealism | James Gallant on Francesco Roberto’s diaries | The interview as text and performance by Richard Berengarten and John Dillon | Shrinking cities and Small station by Alan Zhukovski | Six new poems by Lewis Oakwood | Robert McHenry: The art of the cross-reference. | Ian Seed leads A dozen ‘Italian Lessons’ | Alan Wall: Walter Benjamin and notes for the end of time | Peter Riley on the poets of serenity | James Russell: Great Balls of Fire and Buttercup | Thomas Kebbel: Two essays to mark Jane Austen’s 240th birthday | David Nowell Smith: Peter Lanyon’s gliding paintings at the Courtauld | ‘Y’, a sequence of poems by Pierre Voélin, translated by John Taylor | William Drummond’s poetic asprezza by Anthony Howell | Roger Scruton and ‘the nonsense machine’ by Michael Blackburn | The once-settled science of Materializations by James Gallant. |
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