John Forth finds that humour is one of the keys to the success of Alberto Torrealba’s tale of a poetic duel (translated by Timothy Adès)
Thomas Ovans identifies with many of the distinctively-voiced observations and reminiscences in John Forth’s substantial collection.
Emma Lee is touched by unanswered questions raised in Jane Routh’s chapbook sequence about the ill-fated Franklin expedition
D A Prince analyses the component parts of a complex collection by Robert Peake
Wendy Klein finds that the poetic colours in Myra Schneider’s new collection have been skilfully mixed from choice ingredients
Sarah Lawson reviews a debut novel by Shanta Acharya which deals engagingly and touchingly with a young woman’s hopes and disappointments in India during the 1960s.
Paul McLoughlin finds an appropriately lyrical way to show his appreciation of a new collection by Richard Kell
Michael Bartholomew-Biggs finds Joël Dicker’s weighty novel to be a good solid, holiday read .
Emma Lee admires Mandy Kahn’s debut collection for its spare evocative lyrics
David Cooke gives an appreciative overview of a comprehensive new anthology of Russian poetry
Michael Bartholomew-Biggs enjoys exploring and sometimes unravelling the tightly wrought poems in a first collection by New Zealand poet John Dennison
Emma Lee finds the new collection from Richard Thomas is one that benefits from being re-visited.