Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The day job

If anyone has the urge you can catch p&g's Bridget Khursheed talking about social media at the TCUK 2014 conference in September 2014.

Full details available here


Looking at things in a new way is on the agenda here at p&g

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Crowdfund poetry

p&g contributor French poet and geek Jan Rousselot's Dawn of the Algorithm is both a poem p&g featured in Issue 7 and now:

a picture book of 32 poems inspired by science [fiction], video games, books & movies, life in Paris and, above all else, the looming robopocalypse.

Rather pleasingly you can help fund it.

Take a look at Jan's original poem here and make it happen here

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Averil Andrews

The cloudless skies are blue
But where's the white and red?
Puffs of white smoke
Appear overhead.
And bathed in her bright blood
A child lies dead.

Tricolour by Averil Andrews

A little known English poet publishing at least 3 volumes from the 1930s to 1950s:
  • Quarantaine (1936)
  • The little monkey (1937)
  • White Allegory (1950)

Thursday, 17 July 2014

StAnza's map of Scotland in poems

The poetry map of Scotland - as seen by StAnza - is starting to take shape.

This is just a taster image above.

You can find and explore the interactive map here or go here to find out how to add your own poem.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Kutti Revathi at Poetry International London, England 17th July 2014

There is a chance to hear Kutti Revathi on Thursday as part of Poetry International.

Revathi is a poet, activist and a doctor. Founder editor of Panikkudam, a literary quarterly for women’s writing; also the first Tamil feminist magazine. She has published three books of poetry - sometimes described as controversial.

The strong opening line up also includes Mohamed El Deeb, Ana Blandiana, Carolyn Forché, Nikola Madzirov, Robert Hass and Anne Michaels. The event starts at 8pm and you need a ticket. These all seem to be a reasonable £10. You won't see these guys every day. Purcell Room on the Southbank is the location.

More information on Revathi here and the event here

This image is courtesy of

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Call for poetry issue 9

Getting away from it all? Seeking something to do over the holidays? is looking for poetry (4 poems or less), images and reviews (technical only) for Issue 9 - due out at the end of this year. Send an outline of ideas for longer articles to the Editor first. The deadline for copy is September 30th 2014. The usual contact details of course...and we are particularly looking for experimental approaches in work for this issue.

Take a look at the magazine here to see what p&g is.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Call for German poetry in translation

We are thinking about Germany today.

And this reminds us that our Berlin-based friends at no man's land the online journal for contemporary German literature in translation seek submissions of German poetry (and fiction) in translation for Issue # 9 - the deadline is September 1, 2014.

"no man's land features first-ever translations of fiction and poetry by some of the finest writers working in German today. Ours is a virtual no man's land between languages and cultures - one which, like the former no man's land of the Berlin Wall, is now open for exploration."

You can find more submission information and read the magazine here

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Second hand bookshop

An intriguing visit to a small and unpromising store - towers of books -  thankfully a good logic to their storage and an excellent (and inexpensive) result. Of which this is a small selection

The barely seen book is Travels with a donkey in the Cevennes by Robert Louis Stevenson.

I wish the Penguin Modern European Poets series still existed - translators apparently included W.H. Auden, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, David Wevill, Michael HamburgerChristopher Middleton, J.B. Leishman and Ted Hughes.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Where to write

Not that we would presume to tell you!

But you might enjoy p&g's own Bridget Khursheed blog on the subject over at the Scottish Book Trust.

You can find the blog post here.

And if you want to delve further into the Khursheed psyche you can try her on the subject of home