John Lucas reviews collections from Gregory Woods and George Tardios
Wendy French commends a serious and significant chapbook collection from Paul Stephenson
David Cooke finds Joan Margarit to be a poet of authentic experience who does not rely on tricks or strain after effect.
Reading Gail White’s collection makes D A Prince think again about some conventional assessments of ‘light’ verse
Peter Ulric Kennedy examines Jeremy Page’s poetic O Level responses
Nick Cooke explores the background to the cinema-related poems in Anthony Costello’s new collection
For Graham Hardie, the poems of June Hall engage authentically with human experience
Merryn Williams praises a new – but, sadly, posthumous – collection from Elizabeth Burns
Roderick Burns is mightily impressed by Jane McLaughlin’s first collection
Emma Lee observes how the poetry of Isabel Bermudez deals with subtle connections
Richie McCaffery admires the honesty and masterly simplicity of poems by James Aitchison.
John Forth praises a poetry anthology which rises to the challenge of saying something original about birds