Poetry: Dear Deborah by Deborah Ager

They tell me that your heart has been found in Iowa, pumping along Interstate 35. Do you want it back? When the cold comes on this fast, it’s Iowa again— where pollen disperses evenly on the dented Fords, where white houses sag by the town’s corn silos, where people in the houses sicken on corn […]

Review: Half Bad by Sally Green

I have a love / ‘ugh, really?’ relationship with young adult fiction. It’s like watching a film; I get lost in the few hours it takes to be absorbed and it generally leaves me crying in cathartic bliss. And then I start to think about it. I’ve mentioned before that I have certain genres which […]

Literary Life: March in Review

My reading this month began slowly, partly due to a change in my reading habits influenced by my online book buying ban. Due to two Kindle blips in March I’ll be continuing my ban into April. I attended the first day of the Daunt Books Festival, organised by fellow book blogger Emily, on the 27th […]