Editorial by Tim Dooley, Reviews Editor
Paul Chowder, the narrator and protagonist of Nicholson Baker’s 2009 novel, The Anthologist, is a recognizable figure to those who


Vera Pavlova
An Apollo swinging an axe • You who do not love your third husbands • Shall I drown (Ophelia)? • A child is a clay piggy-bank • We know how to love the dead

Maurice Riordan
Faun Whistling to a Blackbird

Maurice Riordan
The Nests • The Poacher

Julia Copus
The Particella of Franz Xaver Süssmayr

André Naffis-Sahely
The Translator

Rosie Shepperd
After two weeks of insomnia, I move into the loft space with other pastry chefs

Nick Laird
The Motive • Collusion

Deryn Rees-Jones
from The Songs of Elisabeth So

Andrew McDonnell
The Greyhound

Fiona Moore

Jan Wagner
from eighteen pies

Asa Boxer
Night Shift

Asa Boxer
The Burns Rimfire

Judy Brown
On the First Night in the Cottage • You Said It Was a Mistake for Me to Buy

Judy Brown
The Souvenirs

Kerry Hardie
The zebra stood in the night

Ahren Warner
Troia Nova

Avery Slater
The Existence of Sutural Bones: 1533

Vénus Khoury-Ghata
House cut out of a children’s picture book • Sun hung from the ceiling with a braid of garlic

Moniza Alvi
from At the Time of Partition • Docility

Paul Batchelor
The Love Darg

Caleb Klaces
Towards Selection

Eugene Dubnov
Hurled • The sedge along the river stirs • The Quarry • Ring Doves

Liz Berry

Emma Page

Reviews & Features

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David Wheatley on Seamus Heaney and Geoffrey Hill

Tense and Number
Claire Crowther on linguistically self-conscious poetry by Elizabeth Burns, Elaine Feinstein and Roy Fisher

On the Very Point of Opening
John McCullough on the plural visions of Mario Petrucci, Tom Lowenstein and S J Litherland

Ideas of the Sublime
Ahren Warner on C K Williams, Rae Armantrout and Angie Estes

Is It Any Good?
Tom Chivers on an anthology of new poets from Spread the Word and first collections by Anna Robinson and Christian Campbell

Light Songs and the Fuller Life
Sue Hubbard on Annie Freud, Kei Miller and Eleanor Cooke

Breaking the Silence
Ian Gregson on diverse critical writing by Ruth Padel, George Szirtes and others

Grief, Gravity and Tension
Julia Bird on substantial collections by Alan Brownjohn, Penelope Shuttle and Peter Sansom

The Mix-Master and the Dance of Words
Bill Manhire on Muldoon, Pound and McGonagall

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