May’s online issue features a piece by Edwina Attlee on Sharon Hayes’ video installation, In My Little Corner of the World, Anyone Would Love You, currently exhibited at Studio Voltaire, which engages with contemporary feminist and queer politics. Elsewhere in this issue, White Review contributor Jonathan Gibbs discusses the dynamics of representation in the film Wanda alongside Nathalie Léger’s account of the film in her book, Suite For Barbara Loden.
We’re also excited to publish a piece by Sydney Ribot, a filmmaker living in Istanbul, who reports on the Istiklal bombing earlier this year. We have new literature from Joanna Quinn, a contributor of the Flood House project, whose story ‘Every Woman to the Rope’ was shortlisted in our annual Short Story Competition last year, and poetry by Sam Buchan-Watts, whose pamphlet was recently published by Faber as part of the Faber New Poets scheme.
Lastly, you can read an excerpt from Panty, the first novel from Tilted Axis Press, a not-for-profit press based in south London. Panty, written by Sangeeta Bandyopadhyay (translated from Bengali by Arunava Sinha), paints a fraught picture of gender and sexuality in contemporary India. The novel is out next month.