Editorial by Colette Bryce, Poetry Editor
The Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig is a retreat for writers and artists in Ireland that I had the good fortune to visit on several occasions.


Medbh McGuckian
The Meaning of Margaret’s Hands • Rowe’s Fawn

Toby Martinez de las Rivas
Covenant • Allegory of Faith with Hunting Goshawk • Crede

Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch
40 Hampton Road • Duet

Fred D’Aguiar
The Rose of Toulouse

Daniel Hardisty

Tamar Yoseloff

Antony Dunn

Molly Peacock
The Jar • The New Wife

John McCullough
Sleeping Hermaphrodite • Small Vertical Pleasures

Philip Gross
Later • Mule

Sean O’Brien
White Enamel Jug

Sean O’Brien
The Lost Book • Counting t he Rain

Karen McCarthy Woolf
Where Steel Clatters

Jamie Coward
More Facts About Woodpeckers

Anna Woodford
Lot 927 • Clipping • Sonograph Story

John McAuliffe
Bringing the Baby to Rossaveal

Brian Patten
In the Orchard After Midnight

Chris Beckett
Wondwossen, The Prayer Child

Harry Clifton
A Crossroads • The Keeper of Swans • False Meridian

Annie Freud

Emily Berry
Sweet Arlene

Michael Longley: Judge’s Report

Vivien Jones: FIRST PRIZE
My Mother’s Literature

Clive McWilliam: SECOND PRIZE
Rose Mining

Michael Henry: THIRD PRIZE
Square du Temple

Penny McCarthy: COMMENDED

Rachael Ogden: COMMENDED

James Harpur: COMMENDED
Christmas Snow

Reviews & Features

Plain Heaven and the Sound of Truth
George Szirtes on Peter Porter’s art of seriousness

States of Disunion
Anne-Marie Fyfe explores poetic trends in these islands and the US in the anthologies American Hybrid and Identity Parade

Questions of Style
Kate Bingham examines different uses of memorable language in new work by Lachlan Mackinnon, Martina Evans and John Stammers

Assured Voice or Interim Report
W N Herbert on first collections by Sarah Broom, Carolyn Jess-Cooke, Adam O’Riordan and Sam Willetts

Re-weaving the Rainbow
Helen Mort finds Jo Shapcott, Patrick McGuinness and Pascale Petit more than a match for a sceptical scientist

Plath’s Toothbrush
Jack Underwood on the persistence of the surreal in collections by Simon Armitage, Matthew Caley and Louise Glück

Extended Play
Christopher Horton on the thriving pamphlet sector

With Regrets
Eva Salzman on a late work by her former teacher Derek Walcott

Seen Through the Eye of the Mind
Linda Black on two dazzling collaborations with visual artists from Philip Gross and Sue Hubbard

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