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Summer 2014: Issue 78

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Editorial by Martha Kapos
The quick and the dead

Poems

Denise Riley
Sorrow alone reveals its constant pulse | ‘They saw you coming’ | Another lyric | Shore-in | Orphic | ‘L’eclisse’
Colette Bryce
A Simple Modern Hand | A little girl I knew when she was my mother | Asylum
Simon Carnell
The Theatre of Insects
Angie Estes
Deep Field
GC Waldrep
The Animals That Love You, At Dusk
Shmuel Halkin
Lev Ozerov
Kathleen Winter
Advent | Animal Companion
David Kirby
The Minotaur
Ángel González
First Evocation
Katrina Naomi
Anti-ambient
Niall Campbell
The Water-Carrier | An Island Vigil
Anita Pati
Mal
Pascale Petit
Portrait of My Father as a Bird Fancier
Yousef al-Mahmoud
Enemy | Above the Carnations | Abu Hayyan in his own Hand-writing
Lesley Saunders
Olfactory | No-Name
Eoghan Walls
The Beast of the Galapagos | On Chelmno | On the Scaffolding of Babel
Mary Jo Bang
The Elastic Moment | The Last Two Seconds
Katherine Horrex
Time Trap: The Perpetual Moment | Pareidolia | Worn
Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch
By Means of a Frieze a Garden is Always with You | Losing It
Yi Lu
A Pipeline Will Soon Replace These Stones | Solo Dance | Carnation
Oliver Dixon
Permutations of a View

Reviews & Features

Returning an Echo
Peter Robinson on the aspirations of Derek Mahon’s ‘adaptations’
Sardonic Vacancy
Michael Hulse on the troubling talent of Gottfried Benn
A Heart’s so Hard to See
Claire Trévien on translations of two individual sensibilities
Crossed Wires, Surges and Glitches
Paul Farley talks to Helen Mort
Faithful Poets
Declan Ryan on a poetry of contemplation and reflection
Sounds Out of Reach
Katy Evans-Bush on poets at the edges of experience
Episodes of Colour
Vidyan Ravinthiran on the perplexed music of three North American poets
Chuang-Tzu and Prospero
Caleb Klaces on the improbable range of Christopher Middleton’s work
Starter’s Orders
Julia Bird on first collections
Beyond the Front Page
Aidan Semmens on two poets’ use of empathy
Personal Projects
Sue Hubbard on Pamphlets and Chapbooks