Joan Michelson picks her way through a few flower poems by Peter Phillips
Graham Hardie responds positively to the reflective and nostalgic poetry of Lynda Plater
Emma Lee takes a dip in an anthology of sea poems
Rafael Campo and Zeina Hashem Beck are two very different poets and Norbert Hirschhorn enjoys their work in different ways
Sarah Lawson plaintively asks the question: Why Don’t People Read Benito Cereno When I Tell Them To?
Rosie Johnston is impressed by Martin Figura’s boldness in applying Catastrophe Theory to the mechanics of human relationships
Brian Docherty comments on political poems from pre-WW2 Japan by Kosuke Shirasu which have recently been republished in a bi-lingual edition by Jun Shirasu and Bruce Barnes
Thomas Ovans enthuses over a new (and overdue) collection from Donald Atkinson
Sarah Lawson observes that reading Michel Faber’s collection about grief and death can expand our capacity for empathy
D A Prince finds richness of detail in a slim collection by Martyn Halsall
Graham Hardie finds that Oliver Comins’ poems about golf also have an appeal to the non-enthusiast.
Thomas Ovans investigates a Shoestring anthology edited by Merryn Williams which has received an unusual amount of attention for a poetry book.