ONE 3 • Prisons, Cemeteries and Concentration Camps: them & us

Last spring, I began to teach creative writing at Polmont Young Offenders Institution, a prison for young men in Scotland. Society would like to believe prisons are liminal: prisoners go in, spend some time, are rehabilitated, come out reformed. At the end of my first visit, when I walked out, …

ONE 1 • When the Reverse is also True: a Conversation on Culture, Art and Literature

When the Reverse is also True: a Conversation on Culture, Art and Literature On 21 August 2006 in Edinburgh, Martin Belk interviewed two esteemed men of letters and culture, Jim Haynes and John Calder. On 21 August 2007, excerpts from that spry conversation opened an international web event entitled When …