Editorial by Martha Kapos, Assistant Poetry Editor
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Kathleen Jamie
Another Landscape

Kathleen Jamie
Hawk and Shadow

Fleur Adcock
Bees’ Nest • Dung Beetle

Richard Scott
Jeanne Baré Observes the Inlet

Helen Farish
The Monkey Clock • What if everyone who ever lived here had left one thing behind?

Ahren Warner

Visegrad Poets Project
Four Translations

Philip Memmer
Parable • Dream

Selima Hill
The Elephant Whose Sturgeon-like Blood • Traces of Skin from Your Neck • Everything He Touches Turns to Gold

Amali Rodrigo

Luke Kennard
Self-portrait as a Charlatan – Retrospective • What Your Voice Sounds Like

Abdellatif Laâbi
The earth opens and welcomes you

Siriol Troup
The Art of Translation II • Turn

Vona Groarke

Matthew Gregory

Yu Xiang
I Have, 2002 • Half-poem

Elizabeth Cook
The Assignment

Dannie Abse
Both Eyes Open

Paul Durcan
Staring Out the Window Three Weeks After His Death

Paul Stephenson
The Paddle-out

Paul Farley
Judge’s Report

Cristina Newton
Edison Pena Runs the Six Miles

Liz Berry

Mary Wight

Poetry London Competition Runners Up
Commended Poems

Reviews & Features

Heightened Realities
Edward Larrissy finds incomparable grace and deceptive plainness in collections by Michael Longley and Bernard O’Donoghue

Mulberry and Oleander
Martyn Crucefix on Iraq in the poetry of Fawzi Karim, Brian Turner and Elyse Fenton

Holding Hands with the Dead
Ellen Cranitch on remembrance in collections by Sean O’Brien, Tamar Yoseloff and Susan Wicks

Beyond Performance
Fred d’Aguiar on Brendan Kennelly, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze and D S Marriott: voices of the commonplace and the downtrodden

Reaching for the Stars
Claire Crowther on first collections by Rachael Boast, John McCullough, Kate Potts and Ian Pindar

The Noise of Seriousness
Jack Underwood on approaches to language in collections by Roddy Lumsden, Clare Pollard and D M Black

Common Sense for the Marching Band
Julia Bird on popular culture in Wendy Cope, Ian Duhig and Carole Satyamurti

Being and Becoming
Alex Pryce on Eavan Boland’s journey to become a woman poet.

A Warmth that Wasn’t
Luke Kennard on the American Auden

Balancing Affect and Intellect
Ahren Warner on thought and expression in collections by Mark Ford, Carrie Etter, Liane Strauss and Kelly Grovier

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