Editorial by Tim Dooley, Reviews Editor
What are poets for?


Karen Solie
Spiral • Conversion

Karen Solie
The Road In Is Not the Same Road Out

Katharine Towers
Iceberg Season

Katharine Towers
The Willow Pattern

Michael Longley
Child of the Branches • Cat

Tadeusz Dabrowski
Starry Night • Untitled

Frances Leviston

Sophie F Baker
New Freckle

Melanie Challenger
The Daffodil

Álvaro Fierro
Scherzo • Love Letter to the Venus of Willendorf

Ian Cartland
Six Winters

Sinéad Morrissey
Display • A Lie

Emily Hasler
The Egyptologist

Mick Wood
The Hobbies

Kona MacPhee

Gillian Allnutt
The Sisters

Maria Stepanova
(as they must)

Daljit Nagra
Three Step Midget

Rosie Shepperd
I can’t decide if I’m out of my depth or out of my wits

Haris Vlavianos
from ‘Sonnets of Despair’

Isabel Galleymore
Barnacle • Notes on Death as the Other Woman

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
Dream Shine

Neil Astley
Competition 2012: Judge’s Report

Liz Berry: First Prize

Amali Rodrigo: Second Prize
The Fish

Ellen Cranitch: Third Prize
Blasket Sound

Poetry London Competition Runners Up
Commended Poems

Reviews & Features

Reshaping the Fable
W N Herbert on a radically revised Sorley Maclean

Beyond the Line
Annie Freud talks to Ahren Warner about poetry, painting and family influence

The Self in Exile
John McCullough on American poets Jane Hirshfield, John Peck and Timothy Donnelly

The Shadow of the Sunflower
Fiona Sze-Lorrain on the anthology Jade Ladder and Liu Xiaobo’s June Fourth Elegies

Global and Universal
Claire Trévien on poetry by Jules Supervielle, Guillaume Apollinaire and Beverley Bie Brahic

Art and Raw Materials
Jane Yeh assesses new developments in the poetic careers of Zoë Brigley, Nick Drake and Paul Farley

Magic and Accident
Ellen Cranitch on independent work from Michael Murphy, Chris Emery, Graham Mort, Peter Daniels and Lucy Hamilton

Completely Yours
Alison Brackenbury on first collections by Richard Meier, Jon Stone, Karen Rigby and Sandeep Parmar

Unwrapping Modern Life
Rachael Allen on pamphlets and chapbooks

History and Geography
Declan Ryan on two innovative anthologies London: A History In Verse and Out of Bounds: British Black & Asian Poets

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