Editorial by Tim Dooley
In Jane Campion’s atmospheric period romance, Bright Star, John Keats considers the critical response


C K Williams
Jew On Bridge

Clare Pollard
Waiting for the Kettle to Boil, Lancashire

Penelope Shuttle
Sandgrain and Hourglass Song

Sam Gardiner
Other Love Essay, Waiter!

Swithun Cooper
Blood and the Neighbours

Joe Dunthorne
Intelligent Animals, On Losing Your Memory

Paula Bohince
Pussy Willow

Paula Bohince
Evening Walk, Night Vision

Francisco Hernández
The Degradation of Spring

Leontia Flynn
The Pin-Hole Camera, Mellaril

Leontia Flynn
My Father’s Language

Ben Holden
Rain • Raver

Anja König
Darwin at the Car Museum

Fleur Adcock
Having Sex with the Dead, The Anaesthetist

Mick Wood

Marie-Claire Bancquart

Abdulkareem Kasid
The Shroud, The Second Mourning

Susan Wicks
Black Dog

Patrick McGuinness
The Empty Frame • Blue

Gerald Dawe

Denise Saul
The Bride Stripped Bare

Alan Brownjohn
A Deselection

W N Herbert
A Jesus of the Moon

W N Herbert
Stookie, Worn to the Bone, You Find This, Inscribed Thereon

Jo Shapcott
Somewhat Unravelled

Reviews & Features

A Church of Oranges and Flies
Helen Mort on Selima Hill and ‘the female poem’

Showing not Telling
Sue Hubbard finds what slips between languages in collections by Gillian Clarke, Valérie Rouzeau and Ciaran Carson

Not ‘Making it New’
Claire Crowther on the strength and profundity of Ruth Stone and Samuel Menashe

Catering to the Perfumed Cannibal
Todd Swift looks for the atrocious in Luke Kennard and Frederick Seidel

Approaching Simplicity
W N Herbert on Billy Collins, Vona Groarke and Don Paterson’s radically different methods of achieving freshness

The Rich Margins
Tom Chivers on visionary lyric and the language of labour in the poetry of Thomas A Clark, Fred Voss and Tom Leonard

Singular Selves
Fred D’Aguiar on the public and private worlds of Imtiaz Dharker, Chris McCully and Robert Sheppard

Sleep and Weather
Julia Bird explores new collections by Abi Curtis, Richard Price, Todd Swift and Hugo Williams

Points of Arrival
Philip Gross assesses the young guard in new anthologies and pamphlets

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