Editorial by Martha Kapos, Assistant Poetry Editor
Poetry London says farewell to Colette Bryce


Kay Ryan
Treading Water • Metal

Kay Ryan
Why Explain the Precise by Way of the Less Precise?

Timothy Donnelly
Apologies from the Ground Up

Chrissy Williams
This One Particular Page

Liz Berry
The Silver Birch

Ruth Padel
The Chinese for Secrecy • The Hebrew for Egypt Means Narrow • After the Fire

Penelope Shuttle
The train is leaving

Richard O’Brien
Single Men’s Sculls • Prince Henry’s Autopsy • More Sharks Than Ever Before

Mary Noonan
The Invader • Goodnight, Vienna

Allison McVety

David Constantine
Foxes, rain • As though… because..

Philip Fried
Mixology, a Madrigal

David Lehman
On the Beautiful and Sublime

Matthea Harvey
Rhyme’s First Day at School • The Homemade Mermaid

Katy Lederer

Jason Schneiderman
An Unpleasant Night Out at the Abstracted Forms of Government Café

Nuar Alsadir

Mimi Khalvati
The Landing Stage

D M Black
An African Exile in Australia

Ana Blandiana
from My Native Land: A4

Matthew Sweeney
The Archery Lesson • The Tall Man

John McCullough
! (‘It entered creation…’)

Greg Delanty
from The Greek Anthology, Book XVIII: Three Poems

Tomaž Šalamun

D Nurkse
The Lures • Attrition

Fran Lock
The Erotic Life of Michael Cochrane, Stargazer

Reviews & Features

Syntax Anxiety
Vidyan Ravinthiran on new collections by Stephanie Norgate, James Lasdun and Jamie McKendrick

At The End of the Day
Bernard O’ Donoghue on Dennis O’Driscoll and Harry Clifton as civic writers concerned for the public world

Making up the Rules
Claire Crowther on the poetic originality of Greg Delanty, Selima Hill and Angela Leighton

Men’s Troubles
Katy Evans-Bush on masculine curiosity in Frederick Seidel, John Ashbery and Andrew Elliott

The Slum Landlord, Time
Glyn Maxwell talks to Ellen Cranitch

Wildly Light on his Feet
Todd Swift on Charles Bernstein’s bracingly flamboyant disregard for lyric proprieties

Between Marginalia and Inter Alia
Sue Hubbard on witty, intelligent views from Jane Yeh, Nick Laird and George Szirtes

With and Without the Lyrical ‘I’
George Szirtes on first collections by James Brookes, Kirsten Irving, Richard Lambert, Pippa Little and Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton

Arranging the Variables
Jack Underwood on pamphlets and smaller collections

Getting My Attention
Declan Ryan considers reader engagement in the work of Jacob Polley, Deryn Rees-Jones, Matthew Sweeney and Medbh McGuckian

The Absolute .44
Carrie Etter on Edward Dorn as an American original

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