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Quantum Poetics: in search of poetry’s elementary particles

A few years ago I was in Rome and I visited the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore. Even though I found it breathtaking in scope ...

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Writers on Writing, Issue 3

Our favourite interview with the novelist Nicholson Baker begins with him discussing the technical merits and demerits of writing ...

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HARK Launch 3 – a night of fantastic words

Last night was the launch for Issue 3 of HARK. In the packed speak-easy of Martha's Bar, with low lights, conversation and drink, ...

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HARKVIEW: an interview with poet and novelist Richard Skinner

Richard Skinner is the author of three novels, all published by Faber & Faber. The Red Dancer has been translated into seven ...

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The uses and abuses of “Great War” poetry

2014 marks the centenary of the beginning of the first or ‘great’ world war. We can expect with reasonable accuracy that, ...

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HARK Issue 3 – launch night and poetry reading

For the launch of Issue 3, we will be hosting an evening of poetry readings by ...

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4,33: silence’s ghost

Silence and noise are transfixed by one another. Silence is not the same as the state of ...

essays / HARK posts

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The Death of the Reader

At the turn of the twentieth century, critical eyes, whilst still engaging with writers ...

essays / HARK posts

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Writers on Writing, Issue 2

How we write - it can be a ritual, an act, a connection. Proust wrote in bed. Kerouac ...

author news / HARK posts / on writing

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HARKVIEW: an interview with novelist Cynan Jones

I read Cynan Jones' recent novel, The Dig, in a state of transfixed anxiety. It is a ...

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HARKVIEW: an interview with poet Frederick Pollack

Frederick Pollack is a poet and teacher of creative writing. He has published two long ...

HARKviews / poetry