Londongrip - founded by Patricia Morris in 2007 - is a wholly independent online venue, a cultural omnibus providing intelligent reviews of current shows and events, well-argued articles on the widest range of topics, an exhibition space for cross-media arts and an in-house poetry magazine with its own editor. All items are original, making their first appearance on the internet in this form.
Young Vic – A View from the Bridge/Oh My Sweet Land – reviews – Carole Woddis.

Young Vic – A View from the Bridge/Oh My Sweet Land – reviews – Carole Woddis.

  Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge and Amir Nizar Zuabi’s Oh My Sweet Land may have little in common thematically.  What do they share however is both being currently on show at the Young Vic, a theatre, under David Lan, whose quality of work seldom drops below excellent

London Grip Book Review – The Jeweller’s Skin

London Grip Book Review – The Jeweller’s Skin

Ruth Valentine‘s new novel strikes Rosie Johnston as being both relentlessly true and beautifully told

London Grip Poetry Review – House

London Grip Poetry Review – House

Emma Lee picks out some highlights from the new collection by Ian House

London Grip Poetry Review – Daniels & Khodasevich

London Grip Poetry Review – Daniels & Khodasevich

Peter Daniels’ translations of poems by Vladislav Khodasevich would seem to tick all the boxes, says David Cooke

Korea: Traces of a Forgotten War by James N.  Butcher   (2013)

Korea: Traces of a Forgotten War by James N. Butcher (2013)

This is a book that everyone should read. How often does one get to say that – and not least when the title might suggest that the author merely means to expand our thin acquaintance with a sixty year old conflict, brief, remote, and wasn’t it all American?

London Grip Poetry Review – Topping

London Grip Poetry Review – Topping

Fiona Sinclair explores the complexities of Angela Topping’s collection Paper Patterns which deals with profound emotion and also with the pleasantly domestic.

London Grip Poetry Review – Greening

London Grip Poetry Review – Greening

D A Prince admires the careful construction of John Greening‘s new collection To the War Poets and is pleased by the way it trusts the reader to look deeper into the subject-matter.

Royal Court – Birdland – review by Carole Woddis

Royal Court – Birdland – review by Carole Woddis

  We need no reminding this week what a lethal combination Sex ‘n’ drugs and rock ’n roll can be.  So in the way of things, Simon Stephens’ latest, Birdland has its own coincidental topicality.

The Future-Past: Competing Temporalities of the Ruin.  Ruin Lust, Tate Britain, 4 March – 18 May 2014.

The Future-Past: Competing Temporalities of the Ruin. Ruin Lust, Tate Britain, 4 March – 18 May 2014.

A fascination with ruins has not always been with us. It presumes, for one, a linear notion of time, in other words the idea that the past is irrevocably lost. It is also born of a forensic – or archaeological – interest in history, one that sees in broken remains the traces of past acts and endeavours.

Poetry Review Spring 2014 – Houghton

Poetry Review Spring 2014 – Houghton

Robin Houghton’s new chapbook reminds Martin Noutch of the excitement and the challenge of moving into a new home

The long arm of John Arlott

The long arm of John Arlott

Michael Bartholomew-Biggs muses on ways in which his poetic preferences may have been shaped by two of John Arlott’s poems.

Poetry Review Spring 2014 – so too have the doves gone

Poetry Review Spring 2014 – so too have the doves gone

Merryn Williams is thankful that many poets remain unconvinced about the necessity of war and find compelling ways to say so in this new anthology