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Autumn 2013: Issue 76

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Editorial by Ahren Warner
Instruments of the imagination

Poems

Christopher Middleton
Canakkale
Christopher Middleton
Go With Isaac Rosenberg • ‘If From The Distance…’
Sarah Howe
To all laments and purposes
Holly Corfield Carr
Char
Jen Hadfield
The Co-op Brisket • The Memory of Timber
D A Powell
Low-Hanging Fruit
Matthew Dickman
Control
Matthew Dickman
Crossing Guard • Nobleboro
Sean O’Brien
Underwater Fires • Wedding Breakfast
Mark Ford
Dark Matter • Gaius Suetonius Paulinus
Toby Martinez de las Rivas
Easter Sunday, Plaza de la Magdalena, Córdoba • Easter Sunday, Plaza de San Lorenzo, Córdoba • Easter Sunday, Plaza de San Rafael, Córdoba
Fiona Sampson
Fran
Rachael Boast
Miracles
David Harsent
Fire: end-scenes and outtakes
Rachael Allen
Early Harbour • Kingdomland • Science & Math • Wallpaper/General
Matthew Gregory
A Room on the Capitaine Paul-Lemerle, 1941
Mark Waldron
First off, • Meanwhile, Trees
Pascale Petit
Competition 2013: Judge’s Report
Niall Campbell
First Prize: ‘The Letter Always Arrives at its Destination’
Abigail Parry
Second Prize: The Wolf Man
Susannah Hart
Third Prize: Gianfranco Faustino defends his Machine for the Extraction of the Soul
Commended Poems
Poetry London Competition Runners Up

Reviews & Features

Double, Double…
Luke Kennard on the profound pleasures of WN Herbert’s Omnesia
Rocking On and Off the Page
Julia Bird on Muldoon, Zephaniah, Wright and Hegley as poets and performers
Going Through the Fire
Daljit Nagra discusses his Ramayana with Clare Pollard
Collaboration and Connivance
David Wheatley on tragedy and violence in collections by US poets including CK Williams and CD Wright
Maps of Those Still Empty Towns
Helen Mort on Michael Symmons Roberts, Fiona Sampson, Sue Hubbard and the search for home
How Hard Can It Be?
Aidan Semmens ponders politics and difficulty in the work of Keston Sutherland, Simon Jarvis, Luke Kennard and Cherry Smyth
What Only Poetry Can Do
Vidyan Ravinthiran on invention and care in new collections from Kathryn Maris, Kona MacPhee,Matthew Francis and Alison Brackenbury
Applauded and Lauded
WN Herbert welcomes first collections from Emily Berry, Heather Phillipson and Caleb Kaces
Displacements
Edward Doegar on Fred D’Aguiar, Claire Trévien, Conor O’Callaghan, Mary Noonan and a poetry of disruptive transformation
Music of a Different Kind
Karen McCarthy Woolf on collections by Chris Beckett, John Agard and Sharon Morris