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
Merryn Williams is impressed by Chris Considine’s poetry of self-sufficiency on a small island
Graham Hardie finds that the poems of Robert Wells offer some pleasing insights.
Michael Loveday gets to grips with the uncertainties and instabilities underlying a new collection from Patricia Debney
Roger Caldwell observes that James Norcliffe makes poetry look deceptively easy
Peter Ulric Kennedy critiques Derrick Buttress’ idiosyncratic poems
James Roderick Burns looks for vital signs in an anthology of medical poems
John Lucas is entertained by Keith Hutson’s collection of poems about music hall – and by the performers who appear in it
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