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Spring 2015: Issue 80

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Poems

Matthew Dickman
Kingdom
Kurt Bartsch
Grandpa | Fragment for R. | Chant
Annie Freud
Winston
Annie Freud
Abbotsbury | Les Sauces, le Ballet, les Actrices | Birth Control | The Poet is Kept Awake by Some Roses
Ian Cartland
The best macarons in Paris
Sam Riviere
from Kim Kardashian’s Marriage
Dorothea Lasky
The dark
Dorothea Lasky
It’s Only a Paper Moon | I Want a
Sean O’Brien
The Lost of England
Fabian Peake
after the cull | In the dark. | The Carrier. | in the clothes | kneeling
Niall Campbell
Midnight | Proof | Dream
David Briggs
Sauce for the Goose
D Nurkse
The Lovers
D Nurkse
When the Dead Appear in Dreams | Old Age on Cold Spring Island
Judy Brown
The Imposters
Stephen Romer
Fleas | September | Torcello
Yin Lichuan
Love Story | Wet Paint | Orange | Asshole
Fran Lock
‘Drinks with Friends’
Alex MacDonald
My Friend, Blood Shaking My Heart | End Space
Alison Brackenbury
from Poems from Steep
Geraldine Clarkson
Biography | UNDERLAND | redress
Francine Elena
Fish Magic | Ekphrasis for a Hawaiian Shirt

Reviews & Features

Essay: Crumbs of Paper
Martha Kapos on the spaces of metaphor
Interview: Finding Ancestors
Fleur Adcock talks to Colette Bryce
Nunc Dimittis…
Martyn Crucefix on Michael Longley and Louise Glück observing time passing
The World or the Self
Michael Hulse on David Harsent, Ruth Padel and Roddy Lumsden
Realities and Dreams
Clare Pollard on new pamphlets from Holly Hopkins and others
Caught in the Champagne-sleet of Living
Amy Key’s personal response to Rosemary Tonks
Puzzle Pages
Adam Piette on invitations to imagine from Oli Hazzard, Lee Harwood and SJ Fowler
Holding Tight to the Process
Claire Crowther on the skillful practice of Vona Groarke, Tony Roberts, Michael O’Neill and Alison McVety
The Jungle and the Wood
Claire Trévien contrasts allegories of family past from Pascale Petit and Anna Robinson
Voices of the Country We Live In
Katy Evans-Bush welcomes first collections from Mir Mahfuz Ali, Karen McCarthy Woolf and Liz Berry
Beyond a Joke
Emily Hasler on humour in Kit Wright, Lorraine Mariner and Selima Hill
Making Culture, Not Curating it
Chrissy Williams on new anthologies from the Poetry Translation Centre and the ‘Complete Works’ project

The poems in this issue were edited by Ahren Warner; the reviews and features by Tim Dooley