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Rogue Strands · 1W ago

A love for words, Will Harris' All This Is Implied

Will Harris writes beautifully. Every line of his prose (as can be on his excellent blog) and poetry portrays the intense nature of his relationship with language. At times he plays with wor...
Rogue Strands · 2W ago

Snippets and Snapshots V

"With a synchronised swivelling of necksand a coughed silence, they welcome me in,wincing as I order. Once I've sat down,a soft hubbub resumes..."from "Twenty Years Apart", The Knives of Vil...
Rogue Strands · 2W ago

Snippets and Snapshots IV

"I dozed in his cellar. He pulled me outat a dinner once, and waited for herwhile his taut fingers smudged my dusty neck.He couldn't bear to keep me after that..."from "Gran Reserva", The Kn...
Rogue Strands · 2W ago

Snippets and Snapshots III

"The vat of oil must haze the air,the batter sticky but slick.He pipes it gently through the nozzle.Spatulas dance as it ripplesin ring after fizzing golden ring..."from "Chocolate con churr...
Rogue Strands · 2W ago

Snippets and Snapshots II

"Aprils come with garlic,/Junes with peas"from "From Farnham to Villalejo", The Knives of Villalejo (Eyewear Publishing, 2017)
Rogue Strands · 2W ago

Snippets and Snapshots I

"...where hillsides lean on hillsidesand lilac clouds hint at cool dusk..."from "El Castillo de Villalejo", The Knives of Villalejo (Eyewear Publishing, 2017)
Rogue Strands · 2W ago

Snippets and Snapshots

Throughout the coming week - from Monday to Friday - Rogue Strands will be running a five-part feature, Snippets and Snapshots. Every day there'll be a snippet of a poem from The Knives of V...
Rogue Strands · 3W ago

Roll up! Roll up! The Knives of Villalejo is now available...

Today brings the excellent news that The Knives of Villalejo is now available for purchase. There are two ways for you to get your hands on a copy. The first is by following this link to Eye...
Rogue Strands · 3W ago

Photos from the launch

Now that I'm finally back in Extremadura, I can report on last week's launch of The Knives of Villalejo at the LRB Bookshop. It was hot, far too hot, but a good crowd turned up in any case. ...
Rogue Strands · 1M ago

It's the launch on Wednesday...!

Just a quick reminder: twenty years after writing its first poem, I'll be launching The Knives of Villalejo at the London Review Bookshop (14 Bury Place, WC1A 2JL) this coming Wednesday at 7...