"Originally from the Welsh Valleys, poet and mother-of-two Zoe Brigley Thompson reflects on life in Pennsylvania – from miscarriage to skimming stones in the forest, and the terrifyingly competitive "momhood" culture". http://motherland.net/travel/my-expat-life-12/
Having just spent a few months in Britain, I was really moved to read an article about exile by Costica Bradatan in the New York Times: "Uprooting is a devastating blow because you have to separate yourself overnight from something that, for as long as you can remember, has been an important part of your identity. In a sense, you are your culture, customs, language, country, your family, your lovers"
Today, the new issue of Lyndon Davies's Junction Box has gone live. The idea of the zine is to create a space mainly for poets "to talk about the world, themselves and the others, in a free and category-open fashion". Davies writes: Junction Box will be mainly prose-based. The idea is a determinedly simple one: [...]