PL58_autumn2007

Autumn 2007: Issue 58

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Poems

Phillis Levin
On Betrayal
Phillis Levin
That Morning
Sarah Hannah
Westwood Lodge, 1980–1990 • First Singing Lesson Ever, at Forty • Indian Pipe (Monotropa uniflora)
Sarah Hannah
Greenbrier (Smilax rotundifolia)
Colette Bryce
The Residents • A Spider • On Not Finding the Angelry
Todd Hearon
Last Look
Susan Wicks
Gods • Pistachios
Eva Salzman
Theme and Variations
Philip Gross
Designs for the Water Garden • Severn Song
Jane Duran
Boatland • Morphology
Padraig Rooney
The Valley • Rome, Night • The Sand School
Stephen Sandy
Jerome • The Field Glasses
Tony Williams
Reproductive Behaviour of the Dark • The Fence
Lydia Macpherson
Armadillos
Charles Bennett
Thaw • Pond Life
Kathryn Simmonds
The World Won’t Miss You for a While • Talking to Yourself • Shoestring Dialogues
John Goodby
The First Night • Paul Batchelor • The Butcher’s Daughter
Moniza Alvi
The Ride • King Agenor
Jo Shapcott
Competition 2007 Judge’s Report
Christine Webb: first prize
Seven Weeks
Mick Wood: second prize
Syllable
Caroline Bird: third prize
Wild Flowers
Emily Berry: commended
The Incredible History of Patient M
Matthew Caley: commended
The Bluff
Christina Dunhill: commended
Romance
Linda Chase: commended
Dare

Reviews & Features

Whispers of Heavenly Death
DM Black salutes Celan and Kinnell
Setting out on the Poetic Path
David Constantine examines three contrasting first collections from Melanie Challenger, Annie Freud and Sharon Morris
A London School
Carol Rumens on two show-case anthologies
New Premisses Required
WN Herbert considers the constancy of pleasure in Alan Gillis, Fiona Sampson and Lynne Wycherley
Speaking from Landscape
Katy Evans-Bush delves into contrasting Modernisms in Frances Presley and WS Merwin
The First XI
Kate Bingham gathers the best of this year’s pamphlets
A New Planet Swims into our Ken
Kathryn Maris talks to Ruth Borthwick about an event on the poetry horizon