Editorial by Martha Kapos, Assistant Poetry Editor
A leading poetry publisher asked me recently if any of the editors ‘owned’ Poetry London.


Sinéad Morrissey

Jamie McKendrick
Natural History • The Perils • Ethics & Aesthetics

Daljit Nagra
The Punjab

Carrie Etter
Over the Thames

Suzanne Cleary
Pascal’s Wager

Mick Wood
A Genealogist in the Family • A Good Book • The Square Metre

Julian Stannard
The Parrots of Villa Gruber Discover Lapis Lazuli • Bruno Cuts My Hair in a Place Called Ether • Aubade

Matthew Sweeney
In the Garden • The Twit • The Prize

Kathryn Maris
On Returning a Child to Her Mother at the Natural History Museum • Doubting Thomas

MR Peacock
Seaside Stories

Roddy Lumsden
Sea Air

Marilyn Hacker

John Kinsella
The Decay of Hemispheres: a Defence of Mathematics

MIchael Murphy
Glaucus to Scylla • Half-life • Black on Maroon

Helen Farish
Underground City • My Casablanca

Marianne Burton
Behind the Cellar Door

Jay Rogoff
Side Issue • Birthday in Middle Age

John Hartley Williams
The Way

Kathryn Maris
The Tall Thin Tenor

Reviews & Features

Recovering Time
Martyn Crucefix on George Szirtes at Sixty

When the Snake Shed iis Skin
Helen Mort examines the landscape of memory in work by Pauline Stainer, Greta Stoddart and Peter Bennet

Strange Fruit
Luke Kennard celebrates Francis Ponge the underrated master of the prose poem

Love Translated
Peter Robinson welcomes two autumn arrivals: Matthew Mead and John Welch

Use and Consolation
WN Herbert on Glyn Maxwell, Maura Dooley and Leontia Flynn

What is ‘Indian’?
John Welch on Indian Poetry written in English

On the Side of Oddness
Tom Chivers finds cross-cultural currents in the work of Matthew Francis, Patience Agbabi and DS Marriott

First Encounters
Sarah Crown welcomes debut collections by Julia Bird, Jill McDonough and Meirion Jordan

Such a Thing as Truth
Bernard O’Donoghue on Seamus Heaney at Seventy

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