Editorial by Maurice Riordan, Poetry Editor
A couple of years ago a scientist-friend wanted to interest me in the subterranean workings of the earth as a subject for poems.


Michael Symmons Roberts
Origin of Species • Hotel Intercontinental • Momento Mori

Michael Symmons Roberts
To the Lord Belongs the Earth and All It Contains

Jeffrey Harrison
Vision • Flag • The Same River

Jeffrey Harrison
Taking a Leak

Ros Barber
Girls’ High Empties

Ros Barber
The Weight of Ink • Losing It

Sean O’Brien
Serious Chairs • Drains • Three Lighthouses

Judith Hall
Receptacle for August • Such a Thing as Collective Memory

Jason Guriel
Getting Wet • Dearest

Julia Copus
Impossible as It Seems • This Is the Poem in which I Have not Left You

Ruth O’Callaghan

Marilyn Hacker

Greg Delanty
from The Greek Anthology, Book XVII The First Story • Childhood • At Last Poetry Makes Something Happen • Avaunt

David Harsent

Francis Leviston
The Fortune-teller

Richard Tillinghast
Ten • There Is a Room I Never Go Into

Robert Saxton
Strange Weather

Tara Bergin
This is Yarrow

Pascale Petit
Chandelier-tree • Uprooted Redwood • What the Water Gave Me

Reviews & Features

Words are not the end of thought but where it begins
George Szirtes admires new books by Jane Hirshfield, Kathryn Maris and translations of Rilke by Martyn Crucefix

Surprising new voices
WNHerbert finds delight in first collections by Tiffany Atkinson, Tishani Doshi and Roger Moulson

Some similarities to Carol Ann Duffy, Wendy Cope, Matthew Sweeney, Jane Draycott and Philip Larkin
Antony Dunn reads new collections by Kate Bingham, Ruth Fainlight and Paul Farley

On writing and reading translations
David Constantine on translations of Jacques Reda, Tomas Transtromer and Carlos Reyes-Manzo

Sinewy diction and technical skill
Carol Rumens says why Marilyn Hacker is a major poet

Poetry wars in 2007?
Kathryn Maris interviews Poetry Society Chair Anne-Marie Fyfe

When lapses of taste are attractive
Amy Wack reads new books by Vona Groarke, Philip Fried and Julian Turner

Affinities with nature
Meryl Pugh peruses poems by Vicki Feaver, Jeffrey Harrison and Les Murray

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