I interviewed the editor of Disbelief, Julia Nemirovskaya, by email about the anti-war anthology - about how it came about and evolved, the risks of speaking out, the dangers some writers still living in Russia might face. I found her answers fascinating – and also, very moving.
How did you become involved in this project?
When the war started, I was distraught, to say the least. It was...
23rd December 2022
After starting out by running regular open-mic nights, Surrey-based independent poetry publishers Dempsey & Windle have published well over 100 poetry collections over the last five years (including two of mine). In a wide-ranging interview with Write Out Loud undertaken just before they set off on ...
8th September 2022
From New York, to Chennai, to Bolton: George Wallace on global poetry networks, Walt Whitman, and a NYC anthology
5th April 2022
'Poets should never be lost for words': peace campaigner Antony Owen talks about the war in Ukraine and the new nuclear threat
President Putin’s barely-veiled threat at the start of the invasion of Ukraine to inflict a nuclear attack on the West if it took arms against him was a chilling reminder of the mortal danger hanging...
31st March 2022