On the affirmative: Editorial by Ahren Warner

I was reminded, recently, of something I blurted out, years ago, at a ‘roundtable’ on the shady business of poetry publishing. Apparently, barely into the job at Poetry London, I …

To Feel Held by Victoria Adukwei Bulley

Victoria Adukwei Bulley appreciates three debut collections that understand the weight of language Raymond Antrobus The Perseverance Penned in the Margins £9.99 Zaffar Kunial Us Faber £10.99 Sohini Basak we …

The Ethics of Perspective by Will Harris

Will Harris on poetry and the moral subject ‘Perspective’ makes me think of the art class in which we were taught to draw a tree-lined path. I had to pick …

Communality and Consequence by Helen Charman

Helen Charman examines the ethics of two collections grounded in Christian scripture Jericho Brown The New Testament Picador £10.99 Toby Martinez de las Rivas Black Sun Faber £10.99 Jericho Brown’s …

Neon Void by Dorothea Lasky

I lost the will to live Or I never had it St Anthony of Padua St Anthony the ascetic in the desert St Antonio’s The dark wood where I never …

The Daughter Channel by Daisy Lafarge

What’s on the Daughter Channel, old bad goose? Violet aggro, incarnadine sulk a recitation from the Book of Lack Half-baked breadcrumb narratives toed just-so in the floorboard crack So no …

Sun Rises in Mid-City, LA by Fred D’Aguiar

Call for wings, alligator skin, eagle eyes, dog ears, leopard speed GPS coordinates if body ever hopes to slip that helicopter whose searchlight combs late night revelers, two-job commuters, down …

Wildly Unmothered by Daisy Lafarge

Dear Rachel, I hope this finds you well and you don’t mind my getting in touch. We met briefly in February in Tucson – I was visiting with my partner …

An Epidemic of the Heart by A K Blakemore

Three seductive, political first collections Richard Scott Soho Faber £10.99 Abigail Parry Jinx Bloodaxe £9.95 Leah Umansky The Barbarous Century Eyewear £10.99 Sometimes when I feel like punishing myself I …

The mother dream by Rebecca Perry

Daughter, the door is open. For once leave the raincloud outside. Learn how to get along with offal for the sake of your iron levels. Squeamishness will get you nowhere …