For the fourth year running the Centre for New Writing and the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at The University of Manchester ran a #micropoem16 competition. The competition, which was themed around Science, took place between 17 June and 11 July 2016 and asked participants to tweet their micropoem with the hashtag #micropoem16. The […]
Welcome to the new Manchester Review site! Apart from refreshing the design and generally cleaning things up, we’ve moved a few things around. Along with the current issue, you’ll now see our latest reviews on the home page – and the Reviews link in the main navigation bar will take you to a new comprehensive […]
This post is a tribute to our dear friend and colleague, Caroline Chisholm, a talented writer who passed away, too young, this month. This biography of Caroline was written by her parents for a memorial service held on 13 July 2015. — Caroline was the second of three sisters who were born in Brentwood but never […]
#micropoem14 competition “‘Tis moonlight, summer moonlight” Emily Jane Brontë Poetry in 140 characters? What would Brontë have made of tweet poems? Following the success of last year’s micropoetry competition, the Centre for New Writing and the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at The University of Manchester ran a micropoem14competition. The competition, which was themed around the […]
Nick Holdstock’s striking story ‘The False River’ was a knockout from our slushpile that made it into MR9. I asked Nick to highlight an author from the current issue.
The CNW / SALC micropoem competition drew 94 entries: the judges met yesterday with the unenviable task of picking just 3 poems for prizes and here is their verdict: ‘We thought Andrew McMillan‘s ‘train, backwards’, the winning micropoem, made every syllable count and created an amazingly rich visual world in such a small space. Its […]
I asked Seán Hewitt, whose poems were featured in MR9, to highlight a poet from the current issue. In an especially poetry-rich issue, it couldn’t have been an easy task.
In November 2012, President Michael D Higgins visited the Northwest of England and made a number of speeches, including this address at the University of Manchester, which we are delighted to publish for the first time.
Roy Foster, author of many books on the political, social, cultural and literary history of Ireland, joins Colm Tóibín at the Martin Harris Centre. They discuss the politics of Irish history and the debates surrounding Foster’s own “revisionist” work. Download MP3 1’08” (34MB)
Acclaimed novelist and journalist Colm Tóibín, newly appointed as Professor of Creative Writing at The University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing, hosts the first in a series of high-profile public events. The conversations cover topics of current literary and cultural interest. In this first event Colm Tóibín welcomes English novelist, and winner of the […]