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Niall Munro
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Senior Lecturer in American Literature & Director, Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre
Senior Lecturer in American Literature & Director, Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre

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Two interviews (!) with Richard Harrison
It was a privilege to interview the Canadian poet Richard Harrison prior to his reading in Oxford last week. Richard's latest book, On Not Losing My Father's Ashes in the  Flood, won the Governor General's Award for Poetry in 2017. The book was also shortli...
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An interview with Shara Lessley
I was really pleased to have the chance to sit down with Shara Lessley recently and talk about her new book The Explosive Expert's Wife . I have admired Shara's work for some time (in her collection Two-Headed Nightingale ), so I was very interested to see ...
An interview with Shara Lessley
An interview with Shara Lessley
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An interview with Peter Raynard and Richard Skinner
We were delighted to host poets Peter Raynard and Richard Skinner recently. The pair are currently touring the UK ( #SmokestackRollercoasterTour ) to read from their new books Precarious and The Malvern Aviator, both published by Smokestack Books . A short ...
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An interview with poet and critic Yvonne Reddick
Poet and critic Yvonne Reddick recently visited Oxford Brookes to speak about her academic work on Ted Hughes and to give a poetry reading alongside Shara Lessley. Yvonne kindly agreed to answer a few questions from Poetry Centre Director Niall Munro about ...
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Weighing the landscape: a review of Jos Smith's Subterranea (Arc Publications, 2017)
Jennifer Wong reviews Jos Smith's first book. Incisive and philosophical, Smith’s debut poetry collection,  Subterranea , is concerned not so much with painting the natural landscape as with questioning our responsibility for it, as he interrogates the deli...
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‘Dark flies at our back’: the unsettling language in Pippa Little’s Twist (Arc Publications, 2017)
Jennifer Wong reviews a new book by Pippa Little. Through her nuanced, free-spirited and
metaphorical language, Pippa Little’s latest collection, Twist , conveys the
intricate interplay between knowledge and imagination, and meditations on
the intimacy and ...
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‘botching the punch line’: Michael Augustin’s A Certain Koslowski: The Director's Cut (Arc Publications, 2016)
Alex Wortley reviews a new edition of Michael Augustin's book, twenty-four years after the original was published. Michael Augustin’s A Certain  Koslowski: The Director's Cut  is translated by his wife, Sujata Bhatt, and Margitt Lehbert, a Swiss-German
who ...
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The Bright Rose: Early German Verse, 800-1280, edited and translated by Philip Wilson (Arc Publications, 2015)
Inigo Purcell reviews translations of some of the earliest known German poetry . Philip Wilson accomplishes two things in The Bright Rose ,
the first of which is translating early and middle High German verse in a way
which both reads as fresh and hews clos...
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‘The Edge of Empire’: Michelle Cahill’s The Herring Lass (Arc Publications, 2016)
Alex Wortley reviews Michelle Cahill's new book, The Herring Lass . Michelle Cahill’s latest collection is a wide-ranging volume that moves
through history, time, and geographical space: her poems roam from present day
Afghanistan to Fourteenth-century Engl...
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A Review of Six Estonian Poets, ed. by Doris Kareva (Arc Publications, 2015)
Alexander Jacoby reviews an anthology of modern Estonian verse , edited by Doris Kareva “Cannot
the language of this land / Rising to the heavens / in the wind of song / seek
eternity for itself?” asked the pioneering Estonian-language poet Kristjan Jaak
Pe...
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