Seán Hewitt’s Tongues of Fire

Juliano Zaffino “For woods are forms of grief / grown from the earth” : Seán Hewitt’s debut full-length collection of poems, Tongues of Fire, begins in familiar territory, both figuratively and literally: of the forty exquisite, tender, exultant and exalted poems, fifteen were previously published in his acclaimed pamphlet Lantern, and ten of these iridescent poems appear in [...]

Sara Baume’s Handiwork

It is a kind of dark serendipity that a book about (amongst other things) what it means to live and create at the mercy of time and measured productivity – what Baume calls “the terrible responsibility” – should be launched in the midst of an international pandemic.