Alice Oswald

Alice Oswald’s Falling Awake | Friday Pick

  Falling Awake By Alice Oswald Cape Poetry 2016, 96 pp Alice Oswald, one of Britain’s most celebrated poets and an eminent...
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Stephanie Burt

Stephanie Burt’s Advice from the Lights | Friday Pick

Burt’s riddles are a clever solution to the problem of how to communicate specific personal experience in a way that maintains a modicum of the universal, a problem she has explored in her criticism.

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Concerto al-Quds by Adonis | Friday Pick

Al-Quds, which literally means “The Holy One,” is the Arabic name for Jerusalem. This city, with its palimpsest of histories, governments and languages, is the nucleus around which the electron cloud of this poem whirls.

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Vladimir Nabokov’s Insomniac Dreams | Friday Pick

Was Nabokov’s dream diary a semi-spiritual, esoteric undertaking, or a kind of literary self-reflection? Both.

Elizabeth Bishop

Mariana Machova’s Elizabeth Bishop and Translation | Friday Pick

Translation is a journey into the work of others, into a different language, a different place, and a different culture. Bishop made this journey repeatedly throughout her life, and as Mariana Machová shows in Elizabeth Bishop and Translation, her translations were not just exotic excursions – above all, they were parts in a process that opened a space that inspired her own writing.

Rachel Custer

Rachel Custer’s The Temple She Became | Friday Pick

With its frequent themes of molestation and violence, The Temple She Became is not an easy book to read, but it is a beautiful book, a book that is deeply and disturbingly moving.

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B O D Y Best of the Net Nominations

B O D Y is proud to present our nominees for the 2017 Best of the Net Anthology for Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction.

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Dennis O’Driscoll’s Update | Friday Pick

O'Driscoll's analytic approach to reality, which shaped his poetry, partly comes from his life-long fondness for Eastern European writers.

Stephen Burt

Stephen Burt’s The Poem Is You | Friday Pick

Burt’s new book is an intriguing hybrid – anthology, introduction, and critical study all at once.

Víťo Staviarsky, Balla, Uršuľa Kovalyk, Michal Hvorecký and Pavel Vilikovský.

Slovak Fiction Week: Into the Spotlight

Try to ask even a very well-read English-speaking literary type to name a Slovak writer and you will likely be met with a blank stare. "Well, Milan Kundera was from Czechoslovakia . . . does that count?"

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