Dalian what futures? The origin story.

Daniel Young is the winner of our first Smoke international microfiction competion. Here he tells the origin story of Dalian Blood Futures, the piece which took the prize. Dalian what futures? The origin story. by Daniel Young I used to work for an investment bank (don’t hate me, my self-loathing is quite sufficient to cover … Continue reading Dalian what futures? The origin story.

Sholeh Wolpe and the contemporary essence of Persian poetry

Sholeh Wolpe is a wonderful poet and translator, hailing from Iran, currently residing in LA, via the UK and Trinidad, where she was sent to live with her aunt at age 13. Her work, while contemporary, is part of a centuries' long Persian love and respect for poetry, and in this interview, recorded in Gaungzhou, … Continue reading Sholeh Wolpe and the contemporary essence of Persian poetry

We Are Taking to China, part one.

Editor in Chief of Transportation Press, Rachel Edwards, visited China to discuss international publishing collaborations, this is the first installment of her account of the visit. At the other end of the table and at a rakish incline, a double bass leans against the wall, outside there are sounds of sweeping, industrial hammering and birds. … Continue reading We Are Taking to China, part one.