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The Werk Edition

Delaina Haslam, who recently delighted conceptual poet Kenneth Goldsmith with her piece about him in NLP (his new book, Uncreative Writing, is reviewed here in the TLS), takes on another avant-garde giant, sound poet Jaap Blonk. NLP is delighted to be working with Haslam again: she is an endlessly searching writer, and allows NLP to … 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 Signs Edition

With an umm-ing and err-ing word-for-word ‘conceptual’ interview technique, the writer with the misheard name Delaina Haslam dances about the page with prophet of conceptual poetry Kenneth Goldsmith, discussing some of his work and his recent brush with the Obamas at the White House. Goldsmith reveals his desire to buy a kilt in London, fly to … Continue reading