Oh dear, a (very) short foreword by Cian Mc Court

Art: Ken Park

You get an elbow in your ribs in the heavy, sleepy hours of Wednesday morning last. He’d won Ohio, you get told. The next day the news settles on and around you, hysteria softens to moping. David Mancuso died too. He had a few utopian notions about the worth of love, inclusivity and a fancy sound system. Don’t flicker. Pause for a spell but keep on the balls of your feet; stay sharp to hate and violation. Listen to a good record on great speakers. Read a poem or two. Have a good week. We could be a while in the shade or soon out of it.


Issue 17 of SRL will go live on Sunday 11pm GMT and features poetry by:

Vanessa Saunders
Conley Lowrance
Alex Griffin
Deepanshi Balooni
Phoebe Giannisi in translation by Brian Sneeden
Paul Perry

Fiction by:

Maya Alexandri
Kelvin Kellman
Catherine Jones
Zack Quaintace
Ron Gibson
Victoria Briggs

and Non-fiction by:

Catariina Salo

Sofia, Sarvat, Alex and I wish you a pleasant reading.

London: European Poetry & Prose Event

In the wake of the UK’s recent decision to leave the EU, the Stockholm Review of Literature and indie publishing house Sidekick Books are determined to gather some of Europe’s most talented poets and writers under the same roof for our first joint event.

What: an evening of poetry and prose.

Theme: European languages.

Who we’re looking for: European writers who are interested in giving readings of their original language poetry or short prose, as well as in having their work translated into English and read out by a fellow writer.

The UK may have voted to leave the European Union, but mainland Europeans are still very much part of Britain and especially of London. We are still here and our voices will continue to be heard.

Where: The Nines, Peckham, London, SE15 3SN
When: Wednesday 31 August

Get in touch with samples of your poetry/short prose: stockholmlitreview@gmail.com

Please mark your  email “European languages”.