Editorial by Ahren Warner
Instruments of the imagination


Christopher Middleton

Christopher Middleton
Go With Isaac Rosenberg • ‘If From The Distance…’

Sarah Howe
To all laments and purposes

Holly Corfield Carr

Jen Hadfield
The Co-op Brisket • The Memory of Timber

D A Powell
Low-Hanging Fruit

Matthew Dickman

Matthew Dickman
Crossing Guard • Nobleboro

Sean O’Brien
Underwater Fires • Wedding Breakfast

Mark Ford
Dark Matter • Gaius Suetonius Paulinus

Toby Martinez de las Rivas
Easter Sunday, Plaza de la Magdalena, Córdoba • Easter Sunday, Plaza de San Lorenzo, Córdoba • Easter Sunday, Plaza de San Rafael, Córdoba

Fiona Sampson

Rachael Boast

David Harsent
Fire: end-scenes and outtakes

Rachael Allen
Early Harbour • Kingdomland • Science & Math • Wallpaper/General

Matthew Gregory
A Room on the Capitaine Paul-Lemerle, 1941

Mark Waldron
First off, • Meanwhile, Trees

Pascale Petit
Competition 2013: Judge’s Report

Niall Campbell
First Prize: ‘The Letter Always Arrives at its Destination’

Abigail Parry
Second Prize: The Wolf Man

Susannah Hart
Third Prize: Gianfranco Faustino defends his Machine for the Extraction of the Soul

Commended Poems
Poetry London Competition Runners Up

Reviews & Features

Double, Double…
Luke Kennard on the profound pleasures of WN Herbert’s Omnesia

Rocking On and Off the Page
Julia Bird on Muldoon, Zephaniah, Wright and Hegley as poets and performers

Going Through the Fire
Daljit Nagra discusses his Ramayana with Clare Pollard

Collaboration and Connivance
David Wheatley on tragedy and violence in collections by US poets including CK Williams and CD Wright

Maps of Those Still Empty Towns
Helen Mort on Michael Symmons Roberts, Fiona Sampson, Sue Hubbard and the search for home

How Hard Can It Be?
Aidan Semmens ponders politics and difficulty in the work of Keston Sutherland, Simon Jarvis, Luke Kennard and Cherry Smyth

What Only Poetry Can Do
Vidyan Ravinthiran on invention and care in new collections from Kathryn Maris, Kona MacPhee,Matthew Francis and Alison Brackenbury

Applauded and Lauded
WN Herbert welcomes first collections from Emily Berry, Heather Phillipson and Caleb Kaces

Edward Doegar on Fred D’Aguiar, Claire Trévien, Conor O’Callaghan, Mary Noonan and a poetry of disruptive transformation

Music of a Different Kind
Karen McCarthy Woolf on collections by Chris Beckett, John Agard and Sharon Morris

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