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Blog Post – A Hostage in Play by Robert Fieseler

Blog Post – A Hostage in Play by Robert Fieseler In Swann’s Way, cake crumbs and tea stimulate Proust’s massive ingrown tale; in Count Zero, a vast chunk of implanted memory descends on Gibson’s cyber-punk anti-hero as he walks through Heathrow Airport and he vomits into a blue bin without breaking stride. Getting off at the wrong subway stop in New York once, I wandered...

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Last Night’s Fun

Last Night’s Fun To celebrate the upcoming release of the next issue of Lighthouse, we’re offering one last look back at our theme of fun from issue 13, with an exclusive piece by Gatehouse and Galley Beggar author Preti Taneja. And, looking forward to the next issue’s theme of History, here’s a blast of Irish traditional music that...

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What Makes a Poetry Editor Sit Up and Take Notice?

What Makes a Poetry Editor Sit Up and Take Notice? So what exactly is it that makes a poetry editor sit up and take notice? For Lighthouse a poem has to be very strong as there are four, sometimes five, editors to get past. Either we all like a poem or one or more editors has to love it enough to stand up and fight...

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Taking the Poet at his Word

Taking the Poet at his Word   by Jim McCue When T. S. Eliot summed up his life’s work in 1963, two years before he died, it was in a Collected Poems of fewer than 250 pages. But when Christopher Ricks and I published The Poems of T. S. Eliot last year, the two volumes ran to some two thousand pages....

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New books for Summer 2016 – ‘Fierce Light’ feat. Paul Muldoon, Jackie Kay, Daljit Nagra and more, plus ‘Shed’ by Martin Figura and Natty Peterkin

New books for Summer 2016 – ‘Fierce Light’ feat. Paul Muldoon, Jackie Kay, Daljit Nagra and more, plus ‘Shed’ by Martin Figura and Natty Peterkin June brings new poetry offerings from Gatehouse Press. Fierce Light Fierce Light explores the changes wreaked on our world by World War One, how it reached beyond politics, economics and technology into the very fabric of our daily lives, our communities and relationships. It was the artists of that war – perhaps the poets above...

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New Fictions: Winners

New Fictions: Winners We’re thrilled, nay, ecstatic with hairs on end and everything to announce the winners of the New Fictions Prize. The judges had a difficult choice of narrowing down to the final four on the shortlist, and an even harder job of identifying the two winners, however, whittle they did and we’re pleased to announce that...

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Anders Larson on The EU Referendum REFERENDUM This divisive EU referendum. By; for whom, and why is it being called? Objectively, it makes no sense that it would be happening. If you had wanted to leave the EU, then you would have voted for the party that wants to leave the EU. You didn’t. It’s weird not to take the choice...

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Gatehouse New Fictions – shortlist announced.

Gatehouse New Fictions – shortlist announced. We’re thrilled to report that our directors have come back with a shortlist for the 15/16 prize. The stories were judges anonymously by the team. The shortlisted stories are: Lantern Evening by Amanthi Harris Upriver by Richard Newton Kaleidoscope by Sarah Leavesley Bogieman by Rebecca Lloyd Our winners will be announced in a few weeks...

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New Fictions 14/15: And the Years Rolled by at an Alarming Rate – Nicola Daly | Preti Taneja signed to Galley Beggars

New Fictions 14/15: And the Years Rolled by at an Alarming Rate – Nicola Daly | Preti Taneja signed to Galley Beggars Gatehouse Press are pleased to announce the publication of our second New Fictions winner from 14/15. And the Years Rolled by at an Alarming Rate is a mini-masterpiece. A lifetime’s desire and loss flickers in and out of focus in this searching debut. Nicola Daly cuts to the heart of how we remember and how...

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The Gatehouse Year – Andrew McDonnell 2015 will probably be the year where Gatehouse Press, under its current team, started to see our projects realised. Lighthouse has continued to go from strength to strength, and also grow in size. The journal has 96 pages (we started at 64) at the same cover price of £5. In the spring, readers voted for...

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