Third Anniversary Edition III: Saint

Andrew F Giles reviews Michael Pedersen’s ‘Play With Me’ Pétronille: new cartoons by Arabella Langlands-Perry Rodger Evans on speech and speeches New poetry from Chelsea Cargill

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 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 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

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

Chris Powici

When it comes to the after-life I’ll settle for the Calmac terminal on a spit of Hebridean rock after the ferry has sailed. A lobster boat tugs at its rope and beyond the pier a gannet rises from the low swell into the cold cradling waves and quick air… The award winning poet and writer … Continue reading

(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

POE-NERO: Leopoldo María, Gothic tyrant

The enemy is Man and I am the shepherd of shit only Lord of nothing King of the wind the page on which the dog barks Andrew Faraday Giles introduces us to the extraordinary world of Spanish poet Leopoldo María Panero, luminescent figure of La Movida Madrileña, inmate of multiple asylums, writer of  remarkable poetry. MORE…