Editorial by Tim Dooley
The Odd Couple


Declan Ryan
Ethiopia Shall Stretch Forth Her Hands (The Seven Commandments of Joe Louis)

Patrick Brandon
Buckaroo | Stoppages | Dining with Dr D | Crotch Shot

Nia Davies

Rebecca Perry
Sweetheart Come

Sarah Howe
A loop of jade

A.B. Jackson
Three Messerschmidt Heads

Ciaran Carson
Le poignard | A l’écoute | L’embellie | Des formes | Les siècles | Mémorable | Visages

Paul Muldoon
Los Dissidentes

Martha Sprackland

Antonella Anedda
Anaesthetics | Morning 7.00-12.00

Sophie Collins
Eight Phrases | Desk

Chris McCabe
from Speculatrix

Ruth Padel

Marie-Pascale Hardy

John Kinsella
Rams and the Red Shed | Why I let other living things stand my ground and how the inorganic can be living, too

Glyn Maxwell
Warm Thee | Pillycock | Modu and Mahu

Geraldine Clarkson
Monica’s Overcoat of Flesh

Nicola Nathan
Thumbelina’s Mother | Thumbelina and the Mole

Reviews & Features

Everyday Odysseys
Abigail Parry on gods brought down to street level

Narrating from the Margins
Richard O’Brien selects recent pamphlets and chapbooks

Real Shoes
George Szirtes on inventive writing from Christopher Reid, Caroline Bird and Julia Bird

Hungry Generations
Alison Brackenbury on later work from Dannie Abse, Fergus Allen and Elspeth Smith

Interview: Drawing a Line
Moniza Alvi talks to Karen McCarthy Woolf about her long poem At the Time of Partition

Making Something Happen
Andrew McNeillie marks the centenary of R S Thomas

Hard Issues
Martyn Crucefix on challenging first collections from Dan O’Brien, Helen Mort and Tim Cresswell

Witnessing the Flow
Katy Evans Bush on Hannah Lowe, Matreyabandu, Marianne Burton and Rebecca Goss, new poets immersed in the stuff of life

Words of Wisdom
Claire Crowther on work of weight from David Morley, Maurice Riordan and Sinéad Morrissey

In and Out of Time
Josephine Balmer on the classical source behind Robin Robertson and Anne Carson’s latest collections

Observation and Elegy
Conor O’Callaghan on familiar modes in the poems of Jean Sprackland, Alan Jenkins and Philip Gross

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