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HARK launch, the Forward Prize, and other news

Last night, we held our second reading, and launched our first print issue. As ever, it was fantastic to see so many faces - new ...

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Frequently Asked Questions about HARK

HARK is undergoing something of a metamorphosis. When we started the magazine in the early part of 2014, there were two of us and ...

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Creating Cruelty: The Music of Lana Del Rey

Among his contemporaries, the young Vladimir Nabokov enjoyed his fair share of fame and celebration. At the same time, some ...

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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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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 ...

essays / HARK posts / poetry

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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 ...

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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 ...

events & launches / HARK posts / readings

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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 ...

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The Death of the Reader

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

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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