Third Anniversary Edition I: Elsewhere

  We return to ‘summon the intuitive spirit’ in Elsewhere, the first of our trio of Third Anniversary Editions featuring new poetry from our new intern, Daisy Behagg, new poetry also from the great stalwart of Scottish poetry, Colin Will, and a The London Magazine‘s Geoffrey Heptonstall remembers Seamus Heaney and Allen Ginsberg and in … Continue reading

The Parable Edition

  Gay Elder (& Huffington Post contributor) Malcolm Boyd reviews Hollywood rebel Michael Kearns‘ autobiography The Truth Is Bad Enough: What Became of the Happy Hustler? Claudia Massie interviews plein air artist and teacher Marc Dalessio. Andrew McCallum shares his wistful parables as poems and a short story.

The Are We Ersatz? edition

“…Ah! You are a happy fellow,” said Mr Farebrother, turning on his heel and beginning to fill his pipe. “You don’t know what it is to want spiritual tobacco – bad emendations of old texts, or small items about a variety of Aphis brassicae, with the well-known signature of Philomicron, for the Twaddler’s Magazine; or … Continue reading

The in-between Edition

In this month’s edition NLP welcomes two poets from the US, legendary artist-activist Michael Kearns, and poet & college professor Howie Good. Michael is also (famously) an actor and his work for NLP expresses his stagework through a triptych of poems; in a wider sense the Kearns triptych is a political piece that examines the … Continue reading

Spiders and Silicon

Pat Neil returns to the travel section with The Spider on the Differential,  the much anticipated sequel to ‘Spain in Cold Storage’, as she delves further into the experience of sixties Spain. Donkeys, differentials and (almost) dead clients… Meanwhile, the latest in-depth arts interview sees Nicola Moir quiz hot Australian art duo The Silicon Artists … Continue reading

An evening in Paris

NLP contributor Allan Massie is in Paris and will be speaking at the American Library tomorrow (wednesday) at 7.30pm.  His subjects will include Vichy France and his new novel Death in Bordeaux.

(Re)history: the border-lands

This month, we have heard from two British writers, Pat Neil and Allan Massie, discussing two sites that retain traces of reality and metaphor; that are removed from us by history and made close by memory – Massie on di Chirico’s Rome, and Neil on Franco’s Madrid. These sites remain real – the cities exist. Although … Continue reading