Putting Words in My Mouth: Review of The Cultural Legacy of the King James Bible at Durham Book Festival

If you have ever been condemned as a scapegoat, or lauded as a "lily among thorns," you have been influenced by the King James Bible. In a Durham Book Festival event organised in conjunction with Durham Cathedral and Sacristy Press, three authors and scholars came together to describe the impact of this translation. Clare Barker enjoyed digging into the... Continue Reading →


This is the End of Something: Review of Stevie Ronnie’s Arctica at Durham Book Festival

"This is the end of something…something not meant to end." So writes Stevie Ronnie in his filmpoem "From Arctica," a meditation on climate change, loss and death. This, and other filmpoems, were premiered at Durham Book Festival. Clare Barker ponders how this unique collaborative genre, which mixes film, audio, and poetry, can help us to conceptualise... Continue Reading →

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