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John Greening – Cafe Writers, Monday 12th March / Reviews for Threading a Dream

John Greening – Cafe Writers, Monday 12th March / Reviews for Threading a Dream John Greening is in Norwich tomorrow night at Cafe Writers in Norwich: 12th March – John Greening, Martin Figura, Richard Ball We are also pleased to see the following reviews of his memoir, Threading a Dream. The first is Dundee Universities Review of the Arts and can be found here: https://dura-dundee.org.uk/2018/02/05/threading-a-dream-a-poet-on-the-nile-john-greening/ The second is from...

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Interview: Christopher Allen on Flash Fiction

Interview: Christopher Allen on Flash Fiction Flash fiction and microfiction are dear to the hearts of all here at Gatehouse and Lighthouse. Award-winning flash fiction author Helen Rye recently caught up with author and editor Christopher Allen to talk about his newest collection of stories, Other Household Toxins…                 Thanks, Christopher, for agreeing to...

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Natacha Bryan Shortlisted for the Michael Marks Poetry Pamphlet Awards 2017

Natacha Bryan Shortlisted for the Michael Marks Poetry Pamphlet Awards 2017 We are utterly thrilled for Natacha Bryan who has been shortlisted for the Michael Marks Poetry Pamphlet 2017. Bryan is a wonderful poet, with a sharp ear for language coupled with a sense of adventure over where the poetic line can go. The Judges commented: “We all found ‘If I Talked Everything My Eyes Saw’...

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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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