‘I avoided becoming a writer for as long as I could’ Interview with Eeva Park, author of The Rules of Bird Hunting, part of the Parthian Baltic Series
‘Nothing changes, it only looks that way’ Interview with Latvian poet Madara Gruntmane and translator Richard O’Brien
New Welsh Review Reviewed Better Houses: Wild clearly has a sense of fun. Her poem, ‘Pub Crawl Date’ – cataloguing a nine-pint epic evening out – had me chuckling out loud. So too, ‘The Bed Testers’. But, in my view, Wild is at her best when she is more serious and, to this end, there were several stand-out poems. [...] Similarly, there is a Plath-like forensic quality to ‘The Lash Museum’ which I also really enjoyed. It opens with ‘A gutsy Cornish wind / slammed the caravan door shut, / skinning a birthmark, / my head / a blood fountain.’...