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BOOK REVIEW: Wanting In Arabic by Trish Salah

Salah is furious and gentle, shocking and so,so tender it moved me, and I felt I didn’t understand some of her work. Always a powerful tool of the poet, to draw you back to...
Posted On 19 Jan 2018
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POETRY REVIEW: Hello Glastonbury – I mean, Brighton

Ray A-J reviews the Poetry Competition and Festival 2017 featuring The Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy at the Old Market in Hove on Saturday, November 18. Electric - The...
Posted On 27 Nov 2017
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BOOK REVIEW: Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde 

Her lyrical and incisive prose takes on sexism, racism, homophobia, and class; reflecting struggle but ultimately offering messages of hope that remain ever-more trenchant...
Posted On 15 Nov 2017
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FEATURE: Poetry, the new rock and roll? Well as of November 18, it might be

With rising instagram poets and inspirational styles like Spoken word emerging, the world of literary music that is poetry is reemerging as the next wave of art in the twenty...
Posted On 12 Nov 2017
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PREVIEW: Polari tenth birthday tour comes to Marlborough Theatre

London’s multi award-winning LGBT literary salon returns to the Marlborough Theatre, Brighton, as part of its tenth birthday tour, funded by Arts Council England. Curated and...
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BOOK REVIEW: No Fear No Shame by Alice Denny

This new collection of poems from Alice Denny, like herself, is slim but packs a punch. There is an essential contradiction in all Denny’s poems; like all poets she’s both...
Posted On 25 Aug 2017
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PREVIEW: Polari tenth birthday tour comes to the Marlborough Theatre

London’s multi award-winning LGBT literary salon returns to the Marlborough Theatre on Friday, October 20, as part of its tenth birthday tour, funded by Arts Council England. 
Posted On 03 Aug 2017
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BOOK REVIEW: Ocean Vuong: Night sky with exit wounds

This book is a magical journey into the imagination and talents of Vuong’s mind and worth pursing for anybody interesting in poems which can change, more spells than...
Posted On 27 Jul 2017
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BOOK REVIEW: The Hopkins Conundrum by Simon Edge

New gay author Simon Edge bring us this lovely story of poems, nuns, persecution, the welsh countryside and some romantic intrigue and it’s a delicious read with some hints...
Posted On 19 Jul 2017
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PREVIEW: Poet Laureate hosts Camp Confidential during London Pride

In the first year of her tenure as LGBT Poet Laureate, Trudy Howson's poetry has been recorded for posterity by The British Library. Since then, the breadth of her work and...
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BRIGHTON FESTIVAL REVIEW: Five short blasts

An interesting boat trip, some food for thought, a moment feeling free of the land and riding the wild white breakers of the churning sea, safe in a boat, with a few moments...
Posted On 15 May 2017
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Countdown begins to Brighton Fringe opening as events hit 1,000

With two days until opening, Brighton Fringe has hit 1,000 events for the first time in the festival’s history. When Brighton Fringe announced its programme in March, 970...
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(Brighton &) Hove Grown Festival 2017 returns on March 24

Following a successful launch in 2016 that saw over 1,000 people attend 29 shows, (Brighton &) Hove Grown is back for 2017, and has “grown” even more! (Brighton &) Hove Grown...
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PREVIEW: Polari Soho Special

As part of its tenth birthday celebrations, London's award-winning LGBT+ literary salon returns to its Soho roots with this special event for London Book & Screen Week.
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