John Snelling finds that Caroline Natzler‘s poetry manages to remain accessible even while taking the reader into areas that are far from simple.
Josh Ekroy praises Oliver Comins’ poetry for its use of tactfully included detail as a way of conveying emotion held in check.
John Forth looks at poems written by Tamar Yoseloff to accompany an exhibition of David Harker’s images and finds they are sometimes more assertive than the understated artwork, but are also very much at one with it.
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
Paul McLoughlin finds an appropriately lyrical way to show his appreciation of a new collection by Richard Kell
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