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Poems from the Plastic Bag

From the mirthful and intoxicated world of performance poetry comes this extraordinary mix of poems for shouting, crying and laughing out loud. Lurking in the Plastic Bag of Poems is a riot of funny, irreverent and naughty words that you’ve probably thought but never thought you’d see put together quite like this, audaciously illustrated by Mr James Castleden’s seriously witty and eye-popping works of art. Trumpeted here in this unique collection in a glorious sympthongy is The Thong Cycle, the world’s most important literary work exploring this most understated of undergarments. Mr Eccles also peers into the imagination of the cabbage, the history of golf club banter, the clothes your mum buys you and the beauty of Britain’s tea towels. And a few other easy things like love, family and adultery. You’ll never look at plastic bags or poetry in quite the same way ever again. BUY NOW

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Turkish Poetry Today 2016
red hand poetry , turkish poetry today / 31st October 2016

In a new format Turkish Poetry Today 2016 offers the very best of modern Turkish Poetry to English readers. New features introduced in the 2016 edition include a Featured Poet Section, with an extensive selection of the work of Behçet Necatigil (1916-1979), and a section devoted to essays and reviews, including a translation of the famous Garip Manifesto, written by Orhan Veli Kanik in 1941, accompanied by a selection of poems by the Garip poets Veli, Oktay Rifat and Melih Cervet Anday. Also included are poems spanning the modern era of Turkish poetry, from the work of Ahmet Haşim and Nazim Hikmet to that of the generation of poets writing now, including Lale Mὔldur, Asuman Susa and Gökçenur Ç. Edited by Mel Kenne, Saliha Paker and Idil Karacadağ this edition really does take the initial energy, joy and insight into the full range of Turkish poetry of the earlier editions to another level.

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Mothwise
Uncategorised / 5th July 2016

Knut Hamsun’s 1904 classic, Mothwise, is set in the remote northern Norwegian trading post of Rosengaard. Ove Rolandsen, telegraph operator, eccentric scientist, and local Casanova, trades wits, fists, and kisses with a host of quirky neighbours. He serenades the curate’s wife and fights a drunken giant, but taking on Trader Mack, the town’s fish-glue magnate, is a more difficult matter. Fishglue. This most neglected of products is one of the key elements of Mothwise and you may never have read a piece of literature in which it figures so prominently. If you have read any Hamsun before then some of the other constituents may be more familiar: the setting in the far North of Norway where the sun never sets for two or three months that makes people act in such peculiar ways, the tales of love in all its many forms that bind and break across tiny isolated fishing communities and the characters that amuse and irritate and shine and disappoint that live and breathe from beginning to all-too-soon an end. Hamsun himself might have felt more affinity with fishglue than might be obvious: his marriage of six years to Bergljot is falling apart, he has no home and…

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Turkish Poetry Today 2015

The third issue of this unique journal dedicated to modern and contemporary Turkish poetry in translation. Turkish Poetry Today features many of most exciting poets writing in Turkish today, selected and translated by leading translators from around the world. With translations and originals side-by-side, Turkish Poetry Today 2015 includes extensive new work by Haydar Ergülen translated by İdil Karacadağ, Küçük İskender translated by Caroline Stockford, as well as poetry from Elif Sezen, Gökçenur Çelebioğlu, and Müesser Yeniay, and artwork by Şenol Bezci. BUY NOW

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Turkish Poetry Today 2014
red hand poetry , turkish poetry today / 31st October 2016

The second issue of this unique journal dedicated to modern and contemporary Turkish poetry in translation. Turkish Poetry Today features many of most exciting poets writing in Turkish today, selected and translated by leading translators from around the world. With translations and originals side-by-side, Issue Two includes extensive new work by Güven Turan translated by Ruth Christie, Sami Baydar translated by Murat Nemet-Nejat, as well as poetry from Lâle Müldür, Bedri Rahmi Eyuboğlu, Melih Cevdet Anday, and Asaf Hâlet Çelebi BUY NOW

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Turkish Poetry Today 2013
red hand poetry , turkish poetry today / 31st October 2016

A unique journal dedicated to modern and contemporary Turkish poetry in translation. Turkish Poetry Today features many of most exciting poets writing in Turkish today, selected and translated by leading translators from around the world. With translations and originals side-by-side, Issue One includes extensive new work by Bejan Matur translated by Ruth Christie and Selcuk Berilgen, Zeynep Koylu translated by Mel Kenne and Idil Karacadag, as well as poetry from Onat Polat, Necmi Zeka, Melih Cevdet Anday, and Murathan Mungan. BUY NOW

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