Editorial by Martha Kapos, Assistant Poetry Editor
‘I wonder if you read much foreign poetry?’ Ian Hamilton once asked Philip Larkin. – ‘Foreign poetry? No!’ …


Jan Wagner
a horse

Jan Wagner
spurge • preparations for the caiman hunt • sheets • lazarus

Leontia Flynn
Accidental Stars • MacNeice

Bill Manhire
Poem in an Orchard

WN Herbert
Fly Novitiate

WN Herbert
from Pilgrim Street

Stephen Knight
We Lived Here • Hamelin

Valérie Rouzeau
Vain Poem

Matthew Zapruder
To Sergio Franchi

Matthew Zapruder
Poem for Russia with a White Plastic Wolf

Christopher Reid
The Crossroads • The Caryatids • The Coward

Simon Armitage
The Empire

Abigail Parry
Roker’s Birds • Milagros

Heather Phillipson
Oh. Is he dead? • Rumination on an Inch of Cotton

Shakila Azizzada
Haft Seen • Cat Lying in Wait

Kathryn Maris
Will You Be My Friend, Kate Moss?

Matthew Haigh
The Dud

Susan Wicks
Lebkuchen-Haus • Real Time

Marianne Boruch
In the Book of Myth

Dennis Casling
Happy Families • The Fiery Lake

Maura Dooley
In A Dream he is Still Busy • In A Dream she Meets Him Again

Nikola Madzirov
When Somebody Departs Everything Created Returns • Them and Us

Jacob Polley
The Havocs

Mark Tredinnick
Painted honeyeater in a blue field • With Sarasvati tonight under the lemon gum

Reviews & Features

Bitter Crossings
Ahren Warner on Ruth Padel’s bold exploration of a world shaped by migration

Broken Boundaries
Claire Crowther on contemporary cultural exchange in the poetry of Amina Said and Mimi Khalvati

Diverse and Complex
Fred d’Aguiar on poetry from a fractured Caribbean by James Berry and Kwame Dawes

‘They all lived happily ever after’
John Burnside in conversation with Helen Mort

Survival of the Species
Martyn Crucefix on first collections by Judy Brown, Adam Horovitz, Carole Bromley, Sheree Mack, Fawzia Kane and Eoghan Walls.

Starting Points
David Cooke on two introductory anthologies.

Fêted, Forgotten, Championed and Censored
Alex Pryce on retrospective collections by Una Marson, Hope Mirrlees and Antonia Pozzi

Moral Statements
Sue Hubbard on new collections from Linda Chase, Peter Robinson and Michael Glover

Light-filled Visions From a Dark Past
Tom Chivers on versions of medieval poetry by Jane Draycott and Simon Armitage

Where Words Slip Their Moorings
Julian Stannard on collections by Gerry Cambridge, Tim Cumming, Katy Evans-Bush and Philip Gross

A fin de siècle Mahon
Patrick McGuinness on Derek Mahon’s slippery conclusions

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