Friday, 28 October 2011

Bite The Bullet

You looking at me?

OKAY, so unaccustomed as I am to letting a video camera steal a slice of my soul, I endured the glassy gaze for the sake of UKFast's roundtable discusion on the alleged death of traditional print and the rise of digital publishing.

Here's the results. The discussion lasted a good hour and covered a lot of ground, so you obviously wouldn't want to sit through all that, so without further ado check out the edited highlights...

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Digital Screaming

Take your fingers out of the dyke!

 As the nascent Indie publishing scene develops, its greatest challenge is not just to win the battle for respectability, writes Mark Cantrell – but also to avoid becoming a pale imitation of the big publishing corporates

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Dead Good In Brum

In the city of the undead, novelty stirs

By Dave Jeffrey

Amazon (Kindle Edition)
ASIN: B0042P53RY
Publisher: Disturbed Earth (First Edition, September 2010)

Review by Mark Cantrell

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Then As Now

Campaigning for the Right to Thrive

By Mark Cantrell

Matters have long been coming to a head. Many of the themes hitting our societies today -- politically, economically -- have been bubbling beneath the surface for years and are now bursting forth to see fists shaken in outrage at our corporate masters. Today's global protests and occupations, of Wall Street, of the London Stock Exchange, prompted me to dig into the archives and dig out this little item. The article may be old, but the words and its subject retain their resonance...

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Poetry Crisis

Homeless in the house of Keats

By Mark Cantrell

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah took in a group of homeless and vulnerably housed people to show them around Hampstead House, London, and lead them in a poetry workshop; all part of efforts to help them overcome their problems.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Poets Abroad

Poetry Sans Atlantic

Oscar Wilde once observed that the British and the Americans are two peoples separated by a common language. In this little 'blast from the past', two Bradford writers discovered that the language of poetry can bridge the divide...

By Mark Cantrell


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