The illustrator Tom Adams shares some insights into how he produces his memorable book jackets
Merryn Williams is good at finding poetry in the highs and lows of human affairs
John Lucas welcomes Neil Curry’s re-assessment of the poetic achievements of William Cowper
Rosie Johnston applauds the timeliness of Yvonne Green’s challenging new collection
David Cooke admires the Swedish poet Lars Gustafsson for his careful observation of objects and his exploration of abstract ideas.
Merryn Williams has her curiosity aroused by a tribute to the late Barry Cole – one of a number of recent Shoestring Press books celebrating undeservedly neglected poets.
Why don’t we know more about Queen Anne (1665-1714)? Squashed between William and Mary and the first of the Hanoverians, George I, Anne seems to have been completely overlooked by history or, at least, our agreed cultural narrative that favours Elizabeth and Victoria over the stout, rather solemn figure who stares out from royal portraiture.
* This issue of London Grip New Poetry features new poems by: *Tim Youngs *Kerrin P Sharpe *Richie McCaffery *Abegail Morley *Nadine Brummer *Patrick Wright *William Oxley *Tim Love *Peter Daniels *Teoti Jardine *J ‘Ash’ Gamble *Oliver Comins *Caroline Davies *David Perman *Murray Bodo *Caroline Maldonado *Brian Docherty *Jane Henderson *Wendy French *Sarah James *Ray […]
Fiona Moore reviews pamphlets by Wayne Price and Nichola Deane from the smith | doorstop Laureate’s Choice Series
Emma Lee reviews a first – but, sadly, posthumous – collection by Linda Lamus
Carole Bromley’s conversational voice gives her poetry clarity and warmth, observes D A Prince
John Lucas admires two recent books by Australian poet Jan Owen .