Posterity remembers Emma Hamilton as the mistress of Nelson. The reality is her achievements in the society salon were in their way as brave and out of the ordinary as his naval exploits.
James Roderick Burns finds Geraldine Paine’s new narrative collection to be a timely reminder of traditional poetic virtues
Nick Cooke finds that Angela Readman’s new collection lives up to the description given on the book jacket
There were three pieces to the evening but the climax that everyone was waiting for was Narcissus & Echo. This is comeback-kid Sergei Polunin’s own world première, choreographed, conceived and starred in by the bad lad himself.
Wendy Klein finds Ruth Sharman’s poetry collection hard to put down
Roger Caldwell reviews Ian Gordon‘s recent biography of the poet Anne Stevenson
The gig is billed as Wayne McGregor’s but the evening belongs to one of the biggest names in the contemporary art world, Olafur Eliasson, and to musician Jamie XX. That said, it is McGregor’s gifts as a director and as a charismatic strategist that made this impressive show happen in the first place. Sadler’s Wells has brought to London an outstanding collaboration of choreographer, artist and musician.
Pam Thompson finds that Charlotte Gann’s first full collection succeeds in its aim of unsettling the reader.
Richie McCaffery takes the opportunity to extend his appreciation of Richard Kell’s poetry.
John Lucas finds multiple reasons to recommend this memoir by Gail Holst-Warhaft which is studded through with her own accomplished poetry and also gives a shrewdly observant account of post-war Greek history
The cliché is that first novels are always autobiographical. Dutch writer Jeroen Blokhuis instead hides behind the biographical in his verbal portrait of one of the greatest painters his nation has produced.
* This issue of London Grip features new poems by: *Phil Kirby *Tracey Peterson *Abegail Morley *Natalie Crick *Geoffrey Winch *S W James * Sue Rose *Tom Phillips *Mark Totterdell *Tristan Moss *Thomas Ovans * Gareth Culshaw *Patri Wright * Elizabeth Smither * Alice Major * Colin Crewdson *Mary Franklin * Jack Little * Stuart […]