Creative Non-Fiction

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The Object of All Studies by Daniel Cullen

Creative NonFiction: ‘I feel dazed and dopey, my mind a blur of ideas and images’, writes Julia Bell. This state, and its discontents, will be familiar to many readers. With the relentless acceleration of online life over the last decade arising from the ubiquity of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, anxieties of a ‘crisis of attention’ have become commonplace.

Does Something Terrible Happen to the Dog? by Daisy Henwood

Creative NonFiction: Half way through a story about a child and their canine best friend, I pause to think, “this isn’t going to end well.” There is a peculiar ache to worrying about the fate of a fictional pet, a kind of inevitability that doesn’t quite translate to watching human suffering.

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THE CORONA PRINCE By Daniel Hinds

Poetry: By now, you must have heard his legends. / You abide in his empire. / In the kingdom of the rising star / He rose from a small bowl of hot bat soup…

FISSURE by Val Whitlock

Poetry: If you could slit the black, sucked-in skin, / you’d find her there, alone in a chasmic closet.

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Tono su Tono

Federica Lugaresi spends four weeks in the Stamperia Bertozzi.

Tsunami: Nature and Culture

An excerpt from Richard Hamblyn’s new book: ‘From the legend of Atlantis to the violent tsunamis of the present day, this book casts new light on one of the world’s most spectacular and destructive natural phenomena.’

Interior Dialogues: Love

The next in Gaylene Gould’s Interior Dialogues Series: ‘The way our conscious sense of propriety interrupts our flow is one of the ghosts that must be killed before we can truly free our voice…’