Edited by Jacqueline Gabbitas, Louisa Hooper, David Floyd and Martin Parker, with a foreword by Maureen Duffy
SAID AND DONE celebrates ten years of publishing new writers by literary magazine Brittle Star. The stories and poems in this anthology offer a complexity of voices that reach out to share something of what it means to live today in this contradictory but no less beautiful world. Here poetry and short fiction sit side-by-side in a buzz of conversations, energetic, intellectual, uncertain, full of grace and with often an under-stated wit.
Over ten years, Brittle Star has created a vibrant new platform for emerging writers of poetry and fiction and, invaluably, for new readers too. Here are some of the fruits of its first decade: bright and shining in their talents, various in root and branch, but all stemming from an ethical and humane impulse that honours the word. A lovely, brave anthology, and one, when all’s said and done, that still keeps faith. – Mimi Khalvati
An anthology of poems and short fiction by Andrew Bailey • Catherine Hales • Valerie Josephs • Paul Blake • Fawzia Kane • Kate Ling • Wayne Burrows • Aoi Matsushima • Valeria Melchioretto • Chris Castle • Sarah Passingham • Anna Robinson • Edwin Evans-Thirlwell • Maggie Sawkins • Anne Stewart • Vishvantara Julia Lewis
Publisher: Stonewood Press
Price: £12.00 (Paperback)
Publication: August 2011