There’s a lovely little review of Spearmint & Rescue in the current issue of The Frogmore Papers [No. 89].
Jeremy Page writes: ‘‘Mark Russell’s first collection dispenses wit and wisdom in roughly equal measure. The starting point of a Russell poem is often some mundane encounter or incident, but the beauty and craft of this writing lie in the unpredictability of what follows. In this accomplished debut, poems characterised by wry observation consistently ring true.’
Poems from Spearmint & Rescue are being showcased at Glasgow Review of Books. My great thanks to Sam and the team at GRB. It’s always a fine read. You should visit.
‘The Glasgow Review of Books is a review journal publishing short and long reviews, review essays and interviews, as well as translations, fiction, poetry, and visual art. We are interested in all forms of cultural practice and seek to incorporate more marginal, peripheral or neglected forms into our debates and discussions. We aim to foster discussion of work from small and specialised publishers and practitioners, and to maintain a focus on issues in and about translation. The review has a determinedly international approach, but is also a proud resident of Glasgow.
Vancouver’s Talon Books say: “The Glasgow Review of Books never fails to provide thoughtful, artful reviews that contextualize and intertextualize a book.”
The Glasgow Review of Books is published in Glasgow by Rebecca DeWald, Mark West, and Samuel Tongue. ISSN 2053-0560.’
My new book has arrived and it looks like a cracker.
Big thanks to Paul Hawkins and Sarer Scotthorne at Hesterglock Press in the good old city of Bristol.
This is what Hesterglock are about…
I have three new poems at the magnificent Black Market Re-View. They are from a new work, ᚮ (the book of gatherings).
Issue 3 is edited by Jessica Tillings, and is 105 pages of poetry, prose, artwork and photography. And it’s well worth your time.
Back in the late 70s, I really did go…
Martin Malone‘s stirring editorship of The Interpreter’s House is on countdown. Issue 64 is out, I urge you to buy a copy. Along with my own poem, there are others from Sharon Black, Samuel Tongue, and…heavens to Betsy, so many more.
SHOPPING FOR PUNKS by Mark Russell (90 pages, fully-bound 10.79 x 17.46 cm) due March 2017 price £9.00 + postage worldwide
Mark Russell was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and grew up in Somerset, …
Source: Mark Russell – Shopping For Punks
More visual poetry to relish at Tip of the Knife.
My pieces (‘Mars’, ‘Tags’, ‘The Rainbow’s in Town’, and ‘Walk’) rub themselves gently against Sean Burn, Volodymyr Bilyk, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Cristina Nualart, Mark Young, and Vernon Frazer. Take a look.
hesterglock press :: experimental poetry
Source: Hesterglock Press
Issue Ten of Powder Keg Magazine is live, and three new poems of mine are included. Each comes with its own audio file.
You’ll find some fabulous work throughout the magazine. Have a look.
A wonderful reading tonight at Glasgow’s CCA in Sauchiehall Street with old friends Billy Letford and Kathrine Sowerby, and Andrew Sclater.
My first full collection is now available from Pindrop Press.
It has a back cover too.
Here is a little more from the Pindrop site.