Autumn 2014: Issue 79
£7.95 – £11.95
Implements in their places
C K Williams
The Sun, The Saint, The Sot
Embarking | Mestizo: Mestiza
A Silent Star Among the Hypocrites
The Crossing | For Ilya at Tsarskeselo | In Time of War | Uninhabited | Sanctuary | On The Island of Theology
‘Thou’ said George Fox | Who’s wise/Whose why’s | Remembering as if
The Estate | Somewhere Near the Dockyards
Epstein’s Adam | The Shapes They Make
Leaving Colorado | Rainier | Black
patterns | next life | Joshua | *
the rule of increasing concreteness | anonymity will go mainstream
Happens Again | ‘The Days Go Just Like That’ | ‘The Days Just Go Like That’ | Narrow Contact Zone
Future of the wasteland | Keys to our Fauna
Michael Symmons Roberts
Competition 2014: Judge’s Report
First Prize: Nightjar
Second Prize: 6 a.m.
Third Prize: Elegy for Olive Oyl
Poetry London Competition Runners Up
Reviews & Features
For the Time Being
W N Herbert on Geoffrey Hill’s copious response to an explosion of discourse.
Chaucer: Movie Stills or Slam Remix
Sarah Howe on reinterpretations of a poetic forefather.
Little Windows, Difficult Truths
Colette Bryce talks to Alex Pryce on the publication of her new collection The Whole & Rain-domed Universe.
Finding a Voice to Lose
David Wheatley frisks Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Vidyan Ravinthiran and Fiona Benson for their influences.
The Dirt Beneath the Fingernails
Kate Bingham on the two contrasting contemporaries: Hugo Williams and David Constantine.
Playful and Exuberant
Abigail Parry on Kathryn Simmonds, Róisín Tierney and Ciaran Berry.
One Fewer Letter
Caleb Klaces on the reading experience offered by W S Merwin, William Wenthe and Angie Estes.
Gargoyles and Seraphim
Luke Kennard on laughter and terror in the poetry of Bill Manhire and Peter Bland.
Lashed to the Mast
Richard O’Brien hears the sea surge in poems by Niall Campbell, Nancy Gaffield and Andrew McNeillie.
Global Topographers and the Absolute Map
Karen McCarthy Woolf on Kei Miller, Ágnes Lehoczky, Thomas A Clark, Stephen Watts and the poetry of place.
Sarah Hesketh on Kevin Powers, Carrie Etter, Ana Blandiana and the poetry of engagement.