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Rebecca Tamás

REBECCA TAMÁS is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at York St John University. Her pamphlet Savage was published by Clinic, and was a LRB Bookshop pamphlet of the year, and a Poetry School book of the year. Rebecca’s first full-length poetry collection, WITCH, was published by Penned in the Margins in March 2019. She is editor, together with Sarah Shin, of Spells: 21st Century Occult Poetry, published by Ignota Books. 

 



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Interview with Ariana Reines

Interview

July 2019

Rebecca Tamás

Interview

July 2019

I first became aware of Ariana Reines’s work through her early poetry collection The Cow (2006), which went on to win the prestigious Alberta Prize. I...

Essay

Issue No. 24

The Songs of Hecate: Poetry and the Language of the Occult

Rebecca Tamás

Essay

Issue No. 24

In recent years, in the UK, and across Europe and the US, there has been a growing fascination with...

Notes on a Walk Never Taken by JA Murrin   As a writer I like to visit the places I send my characters Sometimes I am revisiting and sometimes I set them adrift to locations that I visit afterwards   The point is to fill in gaps in my memory – to recover a feeling, to flesh out my knowledge of what I have not experienced   Two men meet at a pub in Angel It is winter and although it is late afternoon it is dark already They walk along the canal to Broadway Market I take the walk with them Besides the reason for their meeting, the conversation that takes place, the difficulty between them and their failure to resolve that difficulty before they reach their destination there are other things that I can only know if I have walked this stretch of water When they approach a bridge they hear a bicycle bell and pull into the side to let the approaching cyclist pass Further along the narrow path, a runner One of the men looks up at the bridge to see the words ‘Rain Man’ sprayed on it in black paint   Such observations are supposed to add mood and tone and colour   It is a cheap trick, I suppose It is a business I should refuse to deal in But there are no such tricks in these photographs They deal in the business of light and colour to express distance and depth and limit and fear They are composed so entirely around absences that to stare into these empty spaces is to think about the person who has been there – the feet that created these paths Where is the siren by the water, the indistinguishable figure in the distance, the hunter, the wood-hut?   These photographs are not about walking towards but walking away from They express a desire that, if we walk far enough, we may come back upon ourselves and discover someone new The more remote the location, the more absent of human life and habitation, the more cleansing and restorative the journey   All journeys are purposeful There

Contributor

July 2015

Rebecca Tamás

Contributor

July 2015

REBECCA TAMÁS is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at York St John University. Her pamphlet Savage was published by Clinic, and...

Interrogations

poetry

Issue No. 14

Rebecca Tamás

poetry

Issue No. 14

INTERROGATION (1)     Are you a witch?   Are you   Have you had relations with the devil?   Have you   Have...

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fiction

Issue No. 17

Boom Boom

Clemens Meyer

TR. Katy Derbyshire

fiction

Issue No. 17

You’re flat on your back on the street. And you thought the nineties were over.   And they nearly...

Interview

October 2012

Interview with Sjón

Mary Hannity

Interview

October 2012

In Iceland, they eat puffin. The best-tasting puffin is soaked overnight in milk. ‘Then give the milk to the...

fiction

August 2017

Lengths

Matthew Perkins

fiction

August 2017

1   I sat at the kitchen table while Valentine prepared cups of flowery, smoky loose leaf tea. Antoine...

 

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