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On the eighth episode of the podcast we talk to Gillian Terzis about her impossible dream, Fatima Sehbai about the art of the fable and Peter Rose reads his award-wining poem More


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What I'm Reading—Andie Fox

Andie Fox January 12

The more you read it the more you realise stories about love affairs are really stories about trials are really stories about dreams and monsters are really stories about self. More


Thank you for this poetic and powerful writing.I cannot relate to the dating part, I can to the re-reading and not being able to take new things in easily. Most of all, your ability to express maternal feelings in one sentence that isn’t only...

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What I'm Reading—Lily Stojcevski

Lily Stojcevski December 22

YA gives us more than great characters and themes. I love some YA for its writing. When I am reading I often stop to plague whoever is nearest, friend or family, with an excerpt that is funny, smart or just plain beautiful More


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What I'm Reading—Julie Ditrich

Julie Ditrich December 15

I originally read the Sherlock Holmes collection when I was about 12. My Russian ‘Babushka’ who had a great passion for classic literature and old Hollywood films passed on her abiding love for the great consulting detective to me. More


I’ve been doing some nostalgia reading too lately, it is always a treat. I love your description of sharing the Sherlock Holmes books and movies with your Babushka, Julie. And I will be looking for a copy of The Forgotten Door, too. It’s great to ...

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What I’m Reading—Lauren Aimee Curtis

Lauren Aimee Curtis December 08

‘There are only so many plots,’ writes Renata Adler in Speedboat, ‘There are insights, prose flights, rhythms, felicities. But only so many plots’. More


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What I'm Reading—Jarni Blakkarly

Jarni Blakkarly November 17

...honestly I’m sick of reading history books by white men on a whitewashed history of the world. More


I sympathise with the position of Jarni Blakkarly, especially the last para. (Alex: what may be fashionable I don’t know and care less.)Personally, I’ve had to give up on history books as a waste of time and now when I want to know what happened, ...

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As time went on, the more poetry and writing about poetry that I read, the more I ran into the body. It seemed to be at the heart of poetry. More


I find your thoughts on poetic form in relation to the human form insightful. You’ve expressed the absolute commonality of us all and how this can be represented in words.

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What I'm Reading—Ali Alizadeh

Ali Alizadeh November 10

The rather whimsical and possibly verbose style of the above paragraphs is a testimony to the immediate effect that the German novelist’s work seems to have had on me. More


Saying “I don’t wish to appear as an elitist” is a simple preface to introduce an anti-mainstream sentiment without the holier-than-thou snobbery of an elitist. It doesn’t have anything whatsoever to do with racism. By the way, Anonymous, you...

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Episode seven features Raimond Gaita and Glyn Davis on the place and purpose of the university, Laura Jean McKay on visiting the land of Couch, as well as tales of rogue weather More


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What I'm Reading—Susan McCreery

Susan McCreery November 03

My usual reading-for-fun habit is to dip into short story collections, especially when struggling with my own writing. More


This is brilliant in its own write. But I am her brother.

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