Monthly Archives: April 2013

“this has no title,” by James Kelman

Then the man coming along the aisle, a big heavy fellow, he sat down next to me. I knew he would. I had made the space. He noticed I had and nearly smiled, just how he looked around the eyes like it was almost a smile and hoped I would notice it. A recognition of […]

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Anakana Schofield wins Amazon.ca First Novel Award

Last year at AWP we stumbled past the booth of Dan Wells’s smart and original Canada independent, Biblioasis, which had been recommended to us by those clever guys over at Dalkey. Dan described his operation and then pressed into our arms, with an ardent fire in his eyes, a copy of Anakana Schofield’s freshly minted […]

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James Kelman in New York

One of the writers who most consistently amazes us, James Kelman, is arriving in New York next week and will be reading with Little Star at our beloved St. Mark’s Bookshop on Wednesday, May 1. Please join us! Take the opportunity not only to hear Kelman’s extraordinary prose in its native Glaswegian, but to buy […]

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“for the marathon dead and wounded,” James Stotts

  mid april passing manchester the cherries have no stones washing their wings in the river wind not nearly as material as those bald merrimack pylons i am the maculate receipt of bestial capital and care barely thirty but i can already feel the worms between my legs the black mold fastened to my bones […]

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Welcome Les Murray!

photo by Graham Carter   Les Murray is in the States on a rare visit of reading and teaching. He will appear at the Poetry Foundation on April 25, details here. Little Star has been honored to publish lots of recent poems by Les Murray. To celebrate his visit, we reproduce the whole crop in […]

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Different Animals, a new play by Abby Rosebrock

JESSICA Obviously I’ve heard that story since I was a kid, but the way you told it, I felt like I knew him— WILL Peter? That’s pretty high praise— JESSICA Like when people kept asking if he was with Jesus, and Peter kept being like, I don’t even know that guy. WILL (Agreeing) He was […]

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Bumper crop of classical Japanese verse in English

Suddenly this spring, an unexpected flowering of Japanese verse in English. Two Copper Canyon editions of W. S. Merwin: Ten years in the making, the first complete bilingual edition of haiku from Yosa Buson (1716–1783), the successor to Basho and one of the great Haikuists of the Edo period, translated in collaboration with Takako Lento […]

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Our new app Little Star Weekly is here!

A mini mobile literary magazine for your iPhone or iPad. In each issue: Little Star Radio: A musical selection by critic Alex Ross Little Star Gallery:  An image from painter Mary Weatherford A poem, a piece of prose, and a literary serial, plus or minus Issue #1 James Kelman Seamus Heaney Cynthia Zarin (Part 1) Issue #2 […]

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“Story,” by Robert Walser

A girl and a young man were very unhappy. He was supposed to abduct her, but hadn’t quite made up his mind. She wanted to be abducted, but already suspected how difficult this might be. I don’t know in what era this transpired; at any rate, a decision was made, the hour struck, it was […]

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