Aria Ligi Talks Writing, Politics, and the Poetic Objective

We talk to Aria Ligi, Senior Poetry Editor at October Hill Magazine, about her work, inspirations, and the role poets can play in our current political landscape. Aria's work has been published in numerous magazines, chapbooks, and anthologies including Light Magazine, October Hill Magazine, The Australian Times and the Vermillion Literary Project. Two of her earlier books, Temple of Love: Poems for Marie Antoinette and Blood,... Continue Reading →

Poetry Excerpts: ‘Waif of Dover’ by Aria Ligi 2/2

Aria Ligi is Senior Poetry Editor at October Hill Magazine. In her writing, she skillfully draws out many pertinent themes from William and Dorothy Wordsworth's original poems, such as the oppression of women and destruction of the natural world. Her work has been published in numerous magazines, chapbooks, and anthologies, including Light Magazine, October Hill Magazine, The Australian Times and the Vermillion Literary Project.... Continue Reading →

Poetry Excerpts: ‘Hymn to Equity’ by Aria Ligi 2/2

Aria Ligi is Senior Poetry Editor at October Hill Magazine. Hymn to Equity is a lyrical yet modern collection that re-imagines Wordsworth in new contexts. Ligi skillfully explores many pertinent themes in her writing, particularly the oppression of women and destruction of the natural world. Read the previous excerpts from Hymn to Equity here. Her work has been published... Continue Reading →

Poetry Excerpts: ‘Hymn to Equity’ by Aria Ligi 1/2

Aria Ligi is Senior Poetry Editor at October Hill Magazine. Her work has been published in numerous magazines, chapbooks, and anthologies including Light Magazine, October Hill Magazine, The Australian Times and the Vermillion Literary Project. Enjoy the following five poems from Hymn to Equity, a lyrical yet modern collection that re-imagines Wordsworth in new contexts. In her writing, Ligi artfully... Continue Reading →

‘A Writer’s Work is Never Done’ by Simon Lee-Price

Simon Lee-Price hails from Liverpool and lives and writes in the UK. His short stories and non-fiction have appeared in numerous literary journals, including Prole, Prose and Poetry, Interpreter’s House, The Caribbean Writer, and in several horror and speculative fiction anthologies. He tweets from time to time: @SimonLeePrice. A Writer’s Work is Never Done By... Continue Reading →

Robert Nelson Talks Mother Tongue Other Tongue

Today we speak to Manchester Writing School alum and School Liaison Assistant Robert Nelson from the Manchester Metropolitan University. Read on to learn about the prize-winning Mother Tongue, Other Tongue poetry project, the importance of Creative Writing in today's world, and Robert's own writing interests. Follow him on Instagram: @infinitelyrobert. Tell us about the Mother... Continue Reading →

Monsters, Anglo-Saxons, and ‘Beowulf’

[…] a wild folktale […] David Crystal regards Beowulf as “the greatest poetic creation of the Old English Period”. This may well be true when one considers its influence, not only in literature, but cinema as well. Whether translated loosely or directly, each of its adaptations, while fundamentally similar, possess key differences that set them... Continue Reading →

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