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Autumn 2008: Issue 61

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Poems

Emma Jones
Pietà
Emma Jones
Daphne
Fabio Morabíto
In Limine to Federico Gaxiola • Hearts Are Quietly
Les Murray
Refusing Saul’s Armour • The Kiln Cavalry at Xian
Andrew Motion
The Old Head • A Garden in Japan • Coming in to Land
Judy Brown
The Blackmailer’s Wife Reads History and Considers the Nature of Guilt • The Long Game
Ruth Valentine
from Sea Fishing
Julian Turner
Fools • The Yoredale Beds
Ben Wilkinson
Sunday • Home
AF Harrold
Birder • On the Morning Sleeper • Watch • A Song to Food
Susan Burns
The Afterlife Club
Stephen Knight
Walking the Dead • New Town • Old Man up a Tree
Gillian Allnutt
Delft Lass • Sorrow • Ilse
Philip Gross
As the Man Said • Pax Pylonica • Pylon in the Mist • One Moment in the History of Pylons • Materials • Constitutional
Helen Mort
Rope
Carola Luther
Benjamin’s Pool • Crossing the Straits
Rhian Edwards
The Action
Jack Underwood
Wilderbeast • Theology
Daljit Nagra
from Cocky Sonnets
Competition 2008 Godfrey Ackers: first prize
The Canal Road
Sam Riviere: second prize
Hello, I’m visiting the area on behalf of Amnesty International
Patricia Hann: third prize
Sisters in a Wood
Kathleen Jamie:
Judge’s Report
Keith Francis: commendation
Karela
Kathy Miles: commendation
The Politics of Bees

Reviews & Features

Conversation Pieces
Philip Gross values space to think in collections by Jeffrey Wainwright, Carol Rumens and Robert Minhinnick
Rites of Passage
Kate Bingham introduces debut collections by Kathryn Simmonds, Katy Evans-Bush and Paul Batchelor
Lost on the Moon
Peter Porter brings the poetry of John Ashbery home to earth
Cheerleaders and Barometers
Sarah Crown on the art of the anthologist
The Lion for Real
George Szirtes on authority in the poetry of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Moniza Alvi and Paul Groves
Appropriating Form
Luke Kennard on new work by John Redmond, Stephen Romer and Linda Black
Gravitas Carried Lightly
Bernard O’Donoghue celebrates the work of Mick Imlah
Worth a Returning Glance
Todd Swift on new chapbooks and pamphlets
Poetry Cape Town: Storms and Hope
Isobel Dixon revisits her homeland of South Africa for Poetry London