Spring 2010: Issue 65


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C K Williams
Jew On Bridge
Clare Pollard
Waiting for the Kettle to Boil, Lancashire
Penelope Shuttle
Sandgrain and Hourglass Song
Sam Gardiner
Other Love Essay, Waiter!
Swithun Cooper
Blood and the Neighbours
Joe Dunthorne
Intelligent Animals, On Losing Your Memory
Paula Bohince
Pussy Willow
Paula Bohince
Evening Walk, Night Vision
Francisco Hernández
The Degradation of Spring
Leontia Flynn
The Pin-Hole Camera, Mellaril
Leontia Flynn
My Father’s Language
Ben Holden
Rain • Raver
Anja König
Darwin at the Car Museum
Fleur Adcock
Having Sex with the Dead, The Anaesthetist
Mick Wood
Marie-Claire Bancquart
Abdulkareem Kasid
The Shroud, The Second Mourning
Susan Wicks
Black Dog
Patrick McGuinness
The Empty Frame • Blue
Gerald Dawe
Denise Saul
The Bride Stripped Bare
Alan Brownjohn
A Deselection
W N Herbert
A Jesus of the Moon
W N Herbert
Stookie, Worn to the Bone, You Find This, Inscribed Thereon
Jo Shapcott
Somewhat Unravelled

Reviews & Features

A Church of Oranges and Flies
Helen Mort on Selima Hill and ‘the female poem’
Showing not Telling
Sue Hubbard finds what slips between languages in collections by Gillian Clarke, Valérie Rouzeau and Ciaran Carson
Not ‘Making it New’
Claire Crowther on the strength and profundity of Ruth Stone and Samuel Menashe
Catering to the Perfumed Cannibal
Todd Swift looks for the atrocious in Luke Kennard and Frederick Seidel
Approaching Simplicity
W N Herbert on Billy Collins, Vona Groarke and Don Paterson’s radically different methods of achieving freshness
The Rich Margins
Tom Chivers on visionary lyric and the language of labour in the poetry of Thomas A Clark, Fred Voss and Tom Leonard
Singular Selves
Fred D’Aguiar on the public and private worlds of Imtiaz Dharker, Chris McCully and Robert Sheppard
Sleep and Weather
Julia Bird explores new collections by Abi Curtis, Richard Price, Todd Swift and Hugo Williams
Points of Arrival
Philip Gross assesses the young guard in new anthologies and pamphlets