Detritus Of The Drunken Night by Ian Lewis Copestick

Detritus Of The Drunken Night is Ian Lewis Copestick‘s first poetry collection and it’s a belter. Love, life, loneliness, death and  debt are only some themes of this marvellous collection. Gritty but never grim these are heartfelt and razor- sharp slices of life. Detritus Of The Drunken Night is published by Cajun Mutt Press and is…

Poetry: Outside The Burnt Out Notre Dame by Ian Copestick

I saw on the TV news, as they were reporting From outside the burnt out Notre Dame That it has stood there for 850 years. All the way back to the 12th Century. It really made me think, all of the changes That have happened in that time, the cathedral Stood there witnessing it all….

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER: JEREMY THOMS

SONGS: Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell; Andromeda Heights – Prefab Sprout; This Life – Bruce Springsteen; Surf’s Up – Beach Boys; Mandolin Wind – Rod Stewart; Dead Souls – Joy Division; This Guy’s In Love With You – Herb Alpert; Over & Over – Neil Young; Amelia – Joni Mitchell; Blame It On The Sun…

Paul D. Brazill interviews filmmaker Andreea Boyer

PDB: Poet, filmmaker or actress? Which of those descriptions do you identify most strongly with? AB: I would say all, and I’m also interested and active in other work areas. I’m also the Festival Director for my Mabig Film Festival in Bavaria, Germany. International submissions to my film festival can be made online on FilmFreeway….

Short Stories For Sunday: Tony Black and Mark West

Stone Ginger by Tony Black Charlie ‘Minty’ Lamb meets Ginger in his local pub and is soon besotted with her. But things quickly turn pear shaped in this short, sharp Brit Grit yarn. The Goblin Glass by Mark West When his life falls apart, Warren is pulled sharply back into a life of crime. He…

Short Story in a Song— Suprgrass’ “Caught by the Fuzz” by S W Lauden

  Britpop. Bands that defined this ad hoc 90s musical genre took their inspiration from previous decades—60s pop, 70s glam and punk, 80s new wave—blending them together into a vibe-y cultural cocktail. The best songs from the era delivered melodies, hooks and plenty of snotty attitude from the likes of Oasis, Blur, Elastica, Pulp and…

Rip Torn vs. Norman Mailer

Maidstone is a 1970 American film written, produced, and directed by Norman Mailer. It stars Norman Mailer, Rip Torn, and Isabelle Dufresne. Mailer plays a filmmaker running for president who makes a movie while campaigning, fights with every political party and his wife, and has his life threatened. On the last day of shooting, a…

BLOOD ON THE BLACKTOP RURAL NOIR BY S.A. COSBY

Years ago, when I first started writing what would become my first crime novel, My Darkest Prayer, I had a fellow writer tell me they didn’t like “country” or “rural” noir. When I asked them why they said: “I just don’t buy it. I can’t believe all that crime happens in the country.” I’ll clean…

Satin Jacket Blues by Alan Savage

Like a cross between the films Kes and That’ll Be The Day, Alan Savage‘s Satin Jacket Blues is part coming-of-age story and part rock memoir. Kicking off  at the start of the seventies and ending in 1980, Savage’s autobiography is the story of a frustrated working class lad living in the heavily industrial north-east of…