Relance April 2014

  Raphaël | Issy | Kathleen

The Empathy Machine

Mark Cousins: The Interview Alastair Cook: The In-Between Christopher Smail on Tarantino’s Django Unchained Tracey S Rosenberg: Last Will & Testament

The Borders Edition

This month Magda Healey poses some fascinating questions at the site of the Apollo at Bassae, as she explores the borders of time and our reaction to them. She is puzzled by the Ephorate of Antiques’ attitude towards ‘restoration’; indeed, she wonders quite what restoration is, which in turn allows her to question the limits … Continue reading

The Code Edition

There is a physicality to the way we record things – a place for memory – that appears in code; we call this language. It is learnt through sight, touch, sound, and is arguably site specific. “The narratives respond directly to the land, as the land responds directly to the… stories”, writes David Abram in … Continue reading

The Ghost Edition

In NLP’s winter edition, we have found a league of spectres to accompany you amongst the silent shifting of the snowflakes. Don Paterson and Alison Watt’s recent collaboration at the Ingleby Gallery, where Watt’s artwork was accompanied by Paterson’s succinct verse, allowed Paterson to release the ghosts from Watt’s mesmerising pieces. In an attempt to … Continue reading

The Punctum Edition

“I will always listen to outsiders. They have a lot to give”, says Sally Evans in her interview for this month’s Punctum Edition. Sally is the quiet radical of Scottish poetry, evident in her deep and abiding love of books at Kings Bookshop in Callendar (along with husband and fellow poet Ian W King), her … Continue reading

The Quiet Snowfire Edition

NLP’s Microsessions last month was a fiery snowstorm of words, poetry, film, music & art. We are still recovering. Thanks to all those who got involved, we hope you enjoy Delaina Haslam’s photo-review of the event – a veritable smorgasbord of flying & settling words that created a quiet blizzard at the top of Leith Walk. In this … Continue reading

The (non)-native edition

When Richie McCaffrey first approached NLP with his poetry we were awestruck by its grey tones, guttural Highland syllables and the deep, inexorable song of the sea. In his short collection for NLP, ‘Taxidermy’, Richie conjures up a palimpsest that stretches across Scotland’s shores, where “a forgotten clan knapping their arms in the swash” stand … Continue reading

Steven Severin on Cocteau: the interview; Emily Wolahan: new poetry; Berlusconi gets bitten: pontifications & protest.

To paraphrase Ruth Gordon, octogenarian star of seminal 1973 film Harold & Maude, and with exactly the same sentiment, New Linear Perspectives greets the dawn of a new March with a breath of fire – HUH! This edition sees NLP editor Andrew F Giles travel to the central European city of Bratislava to interview co-founder … Continue reading

New poetry; Chengdu painters; Gegen die Wand

With a slew of submissions over the past couple of weeks, and a projected micropoetry night in Edinburgh next month, NLP has been happily busy. This post brings together film, art and poetry from far-flung corners of the planet to fit our focus on the global here in Scotland. Our film critic Katy Karpfinger takes … Continue reading