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End of Term: Looking Back.

Forgive the long absence and expect a snow-flurry of new posts as I, like many other British academics, stir and unfurl now towards the end of term—and what a delicious term it has been, I hope, for all. The texts … Continue reading

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Indent #2 End of Submission Call

We’ve closed our submission window for the 2013 issue, and we expect to publish in print and e-book at the end of June,  in time to be launched at Staffordshire Fringe Festival (which runs parallel to the Fine Art Degree … Continue reading

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Browsing & Imagination

I sometimes browse the shelves, at midnight, in Keele University library.  The current journals are my particular rummage-worthy favourite, despite the recent diminution in their print stock (relegated now to just one wall of clear Perspex shelving) and the abandonment … Continue reading

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Indent Vol. 2: Call for Submissions.

Call for submissions vol 2: -Indent The new international annual journal for prose & poetry: READING WINDOW: DECEMBER 1, 2012 – JANUARY 31, 2013 We are looking for work that is evocative and provocative: bold, original, innovative writing, fresh as … Continue reading

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“Palimpsests” on Blackbox Manifold

Palimpsests on Blackbox Manifold Some of my new work has appeared in Blackbox Manifold, issue 8. “Palimpsests” is a long poem that interacts with Y Mabinogi, a Medieval Welsh manuscript in a psychogeographical enquiry.  I have used techniques ranging from … Continue reading

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Research Notes on “Writing Pad” Workshop: Poetic Inquiry

The following research comes from a hugely inspirational workshop that I attended on May 23rd 2012 called “Writing Pad” which was hosted at Staffordshire University by Alke Groppel-Weneger with funding from the Academy of Higher Education. (http://tactileacademia.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/deconstructing-and-reconstructing-texts/) The focus of … Continue reading

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New Poems on ditch,

Check out three of my new poems included in ditch poetry magazine, Canadian/International journal for Avant-Garde writers. Don’t forget to stop by and read the work of all the contributors and the  generous archive copies of past anthologies. http://www.ditchpoetry.com/lisamansell.htm

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Little Magazines and Journals [w/c April 16th 2012]

  This week I have been leaning towards Canadian Literature and longer poems, alongside some old favourites.    #1  Tears in the Fence 54 (2012)  [Print] http://tearsinthefence.com/ An ever-breath-taking collection of poetry, prose and translation with a real international feel. … Continue reading

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World Book Night

I have been chosen to represent The Road, by Cormac McCarthy for World Book Night UK and I will be giving away 48 copies on Monday April 23rd in Stoke-on-Trent at an event I am planning with other writers.  Lexically vivid, … Continue reading

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Love Poem 2

Love Poem 2   slick in the lactic stale of sextet                                              they crabclinch in their cuneiform          and listen to the music that kilts and suck their scab-wrecked skin                                 tantric and crystal                     a tryst                                                                                rustic and grasp … Continue reading

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