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
Wendy Klein finds Ruth Sharman’s poetry collection hard to put down
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.
Ruth Valentine admires the subtlety of Jane Draycott’s poetic effects.
Emma Lee wonders whether the poems in Clare Brant’s new collection do full justice to the ideas she wants to explore
D A Prince reviews a debut collection by Julie Hogg in which the poems have potential for performance as well as being successful on the page.
Playing with ‘The Rules’: Brian Docherty considers an anthology whose poems could be viewed as case studies in ekphrasis – but also as much more than that.
James Roderick Burns notes that Michael Crowley has taken some risks in order to negotiate a way through conflicting themes and historical viewpoints in his new collection
Kate Bingham praises Joan Michelson’s eye for the details of life in a retirement home.
STILL SHINING: Brian Docherty reflects on the wealth of experience which adds extra polish to Katherine Gallagher’s poetry