Issue 127: Iraq

127 Iraq

This issue offers perspectives on their home country from Iraqi writers and others inspired by its contemporary situation. Inevitably, it features celebration and lament in the form of fiction, poetry and commentary.

Read Freedom and Exile, Hussain Al-Mozany interviewed by Jennie Renton


Baghdad – Haifa Zangana, The Last Letter – S.H. McGregor, Fairytales – Hassan Abdulrazzak, By Any Other Name – Radhika Dogra Swarup, Immediately Before the Incident at Marqab al-Amir – Keith Aitchison, Space – Lynsey Calderwood


Saadi Youssef, Salam Al-Asadi, Andrew Philip (after Sinan Antoon), Basim Furat, Shampa Ray, Abd Al-Wahhab Al-Bayati, Dikra Ridha, Gerda Stevenson, Gary Allen, Charles Bennet


You Will Be Next – Zuhair Al-Jezairy, Long After the Tyrants Perished – Hassan Abdulrazzak, Wandering Western Women – Hannah Adcock, Freedom and Exile – Hussain Al-Mozany Interviewed by Jennie Renton


Photographs of Iraq – Anmar Al-Gaboury


Hannah Adcock, Jenni Calder, Catherine Czerkawska, A.C. Clark, David Finkelstein, Alasdair Gillon, Stephen Lackaye, Michael Lister, Matt McGuire, Niall O’Gallagher, Faith Pullin, Tessa Ransford


    Read some recent snippets of the Review online

    Two poems from Roddy Lumsden: Women in Paintings and Tact

    Poetry from JL Williams: Pool Hall School and Time Breaks the Heart

    Frances Leviston's article questions the recent re-reading of the work of Elizabeth Bishop. Spectacle and Speculation

    David Wheatley examines the political poem today in his article, Between ‘Helpless Right’ and ‘Forced Pow’r’

    Share a bus journey in Graham Fulton's poem Blue Bag

    Our editor expounds on poetry, place and the Review itself:
    Alan Gillis: The State of the Review

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