Archive for January, 2012

On Blasphemy and Identity

January 31, 2012

There is a very good article by Keenan Malik, on the subject of blasphemy, identity politics, and the threat to free speech, at
And, as might be expected, Jesus and Mo have something to say on the subject:


An essay worth reading

January 25, 2012

There’s a very good essay by Paul Lake in the Winter Anthology. It is about ‘The Shape of Poetry’ at

Poetry magazines

January 8, 2012

Abegail Morley provides a useful and varied list of British poetry magazines at

January at last

January 5, 2012

It’s a few days late, but the January issue is now online. I’d hoped to get it together before I went away for the New Year, but a family crisis intervened. These things happen.
It’s a small and select issue, but a good one, I think.
Next month, of course, will be Jessy Randall’s Found Poetry special issue (for which the deadline has now passed). It promises to be a very entertaining read.
Meanwhile, Snakeskin’s head office ( will be delighted to receive contributions for the March issue.