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Gatehouse Press at COAST Festival Gatehouse Press are running an event at COAST festival of the Arts on November 1st. There will be readings from four recent publications by poets Andrea Holland, Andrea Porter, Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Sarah Law. The event starts at 7.30 at Sheringham Little Theatre and costs £8.  

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LIGHTHOUSE Pamphlet #1

LIGHTHOUSE Pamphlet #1 We are pleased to announce the first of our LIGHTHOUSE pamphlets, Edwin Kelly’s ‘And After This I Saw’ with launches in both Norwich and London. Kelly’s translation asks: What if we thought of God as distress and not comfort? In this new selected edition of the works of Julian of Norwich, poet Edwin Kelly brings us a...

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Open Submission 2014: Revised Date for the Shortlist Announcement

Open Submission 2014: Revised Date for the Shortlist Announcement Gatehouse Press is sorry to announce that we have been obliged to change the date for the announcement of our shortlist for the 2014 Gatehouse Press Open Submission. This has been because of the unexpected volume of submissions of a high quality, and the necessity of subjecting each of these submissions to an extended reading...

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Julian of Norwich as Poet?

Julian of Norwich as Poet? Edwin Kelly Julian of Norwich’s texts have been described variously as autobiography, a work of theology, of mysticism, and of devotional instruction. They were written in response to a series of visions she had on what she thought was her death bed when she was 30. The text exists in two forms: a Short Text...

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Review: Two Pamphlets from The Emma Press

Review: Two Pamphlets from The Emma Press Ikhda, by Ikhda (Ikhda Ayuning Maharsi) (ISBN 978-0-9574596-6-3, The Emma Press, £6.50) Raspberries for the Ferry (Andrew Wynn Owen) (ISBN 978-0-9574596-5-6, The Emma Press, £6.50) These two pamphlets from the Emma Press, by a pair of new writers, open windows onto two distinct vistas of language. Ikhda, by Ikhda takes us towards a recognisably cosmopolitan space, where...

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Lighthouse 5: A Taste of the Summer Issue

Lighthouse 5: A Taste of the Summer Issue Lighthouse Issue 5 is here! Fresh from some serious critical acclaim in the Best British Short Stories 2014 anthology, we’re turning up the heat with a full 80 pages of stories, poems and essays on our theme of translation. With brilliant contributions from George Szirtes, Edwin Kelly, Julianne Pachico, Madeleine Kruhly and many more, you...

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Writing Tutorials No. 1: Avoiding Sentiment The first in our series of writing tutorial videos from Gatehouse Press, we have Gatehouse director and award-winning novelist Ian Nettleton discussing how we can let our readers find the feeling in our writing, rather than overloading things with sentiment and vague, abstract emotion. He also draws a beautiful rabbit.

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Announcement: Gatehouse’s Open Submission, 2014

Announcement: Gatehouse’s Open Submission, 2014 Gatehouse Press is excited to announce the opening of submissions for their new short fiction series. With a word limit of between 10,000 and 13,000 words, the open submission process seeks to encourage new writers to explore the possibilities of length within the short fiction genre. The winning stories will be published as part of...

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Pax Vobiscum

Pax Vobiscum Entertaining as Jeremy Paxman’s stance on contemporary poetry is, it’s nice to see real poets come out and attack the issue from the other side. George Szirtes’ unpicking of the strands of Paxman’s rhetoric is a particularly good place to start: it points to a much more detailed map of what poetry is, one that...

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Review: Three Poets

Review: Three Poets Meirion Jordan reviews some recently published titles from Seren.

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