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Spring 2012: Issue 71

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Poems

Julia Copus
Ghost
Sam Riviere
Dream Poem • Personal Statement • The Clot
Ciaran Berry
Whitman, 1863
Jane Hirshfield
Zero Plus Anything is a World
Jane Hirshfield
In My Wallet I Carry a Card • A Cottage Cheese Sandwich
Kim Moore
Suffragette
Michael Symmons Roberts
The Offset
Michael Symmons Roberts
The Others • Antarctica • On Grace • Derivatives • Face to Face
Emily Berry
Zanzibar
Kerry Hardie
Two Funerals
Sarah Kirsch
Trees
Sarah Kirsch
Angels
Amanda Dalton
Feral
Adam Day
A Plateau of Excellence
Fred D’Aguiar
Yesterday’s News
Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch
In My Arms
Peter Daniels
Being English
Greta Stoddart
The Curtain • And Here You Are • Neuroblastoma
Fran Lock
from The Mystic and the Pig Thief
Andrew Jamison
BALLS
Kathryn Simmonds
Self-Portrait with Washing-up Glove • The New Mothers
Leanne O’Sullivan
Argos • Valentine
Vicki Feaver
The Witches • Fur

Reviews & Features

Walking Around an Enigma
George Szirtes on Tomas Tranströmer, the latest Nobel Laureate
Removing the Labels
W N Herbert finds the real worth behind Luljeta Lleshanaku, Gjertrud Schnackenberg and Daljit Nagra
Truth and Dare: An Interview
Kathryn Maris talks to Christopher Reid on the publication of his Selected Poems about his willingness to ‘try anything’
Love Letters and Public Functions
Helen Mort on laureate poets: Duffy, Lochhead and Ryan
The Modernist Imperative
Peter Robinson on John Ashbery’s Rimbaud
Ingenious Devices
Jane Yeh on first collections by Nerys Williams, Will Eaves and Ahren Warner
Snow Burns, Tongues of Fire and the Hippo Chop
David Wheatley on Lavinia Greenlaw, Tim Liardet and Isobel Dixon
In Our Time and In Good Heart
Bernard O’Donoghue on John Burnside, Leontia Flynn and Justin Quinn as poets of our time
Self-consciousness or Simple Ceremony
Declan Ryan on pamphlets and shorter small press collections