Category Archives: Book Reviews

Farewell to 2016 – and Cancer

What a year. When it comes to traumas we’re spoiled for choice, but as Amnesty International and Greenpeace remind us, 2016 also brought many victories for humanity and the planet. Here at home, I’ve been celebrating the official All Clear, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Cancer Journey, Environmentalism, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Writer as Maker: In Good Weather the Sign Outside Reads Danger Quicksand by Sarah Hymas

With Amazon now placing even greater pressure on publishers to relinquish control of their own products, just how well the book industry will adapt to the digital media revolution remains an open question. One common prediction, of course, is that … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Poetry | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Departing Souls: Review of Houses of the Dead by Fawzia Kane

Houses of the Dead, a new poetry pamphlet by Fawzia Kane, is a beguiling tour through abandoned dwellings, at first still and empty, but increasingly stirred by the lingering traces of departing souls. May I tempt you with some titles? … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Poetry | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Voices from Ukraine

              I promised another post on Ukraine, and after the warm welcome I was given in Oxford, there may well be more. My on-going correspondence with translator Steve Komarnyckyj (right, in photo) has evolved … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Poetry, Ukraine | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2013: Not just another listless year . . .

The publication of Seoul Survivors made 2013 a busy year for my writing career. With the next two SF novels pawing at the door, however, at times I feared my reading was suffering. In line with my random book-grabbing habits, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Israel-Palestine, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment