Emma Lee appreciates the reflective quality of a farewell collection by Joanna Boulter
Thomas Ovans explores the complexities of Bethany Pope’s intense & tightly-wrought poetry
Leah Fritz discovers a 2010 anthology from Salmon Poetry which deserves to be better known
As an antidote to the Christmas schlock, this one woman show is a great relief. Di Sherlock has written and directed a thrilling performance piece for Linda Marlowe. Pulled out from Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations, this is an astounding vision Miss Havisham in her own right.
The long and short of it – Thomas Ovans explores a pair of very different poetry anthologies.
Sometimes the best of intentions can turn to ashes in the mouth. Jack Thorne’s Hope doesn’t go quite that far but his much anticipated blast against the current relentless drive for public sector cuts, though welcome and well intentioned, is a disappointment.
D A Prince finds that Mahendra Solanki’s tight, economical poems leave ample room for the reader.
John Forth examines both the poetic and the performance aspects of Sue Boyle’s new book
* This issue of London Grip features new poems by: *Mukul Dahal *Frances Smith *Jan Hutchison *Murray Bodo *Geoffrey Heptonstall *Anthony Wilson *Maggie Butt *Ian C Smith *Hugh Underhill *Emma Neale *Michael Lee Johnson *Shadwell Smith *Phil Wood *John Forth *Neil Curry *Malcolm Carson *Angela Kirby *June Hall *Emma Lee *Jo Roach *Laura McKee *Michael […]
Christmas 2011. In the City. An office party is under way. The lewd, the gross and the ugly all on view, tipsy staff, humiliating games. Haven’t we seen this before a few times?
London Grip’s poetry editor takes an optimistic view of two first collections from a new poetry press
Emma Lee follows Carolyn O’Connell through her thoughtful poetic explorations of links between past and present.