Bernard Green offers another of his distinctive reminiscences about his early life in post-war Surrey. .
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
The Zoo: the wild and wonderful tale of the founding of London Zoo by Isobel Charman. A review by Jane McChrystal
When a book appeared in October promising the “wild and wonderful tale of the founding of London Zoo” I picked it up in search of insight into what drove the founding fathers of the London Zoological Society and whether it has any relevance to the function of zoos today.
“Enjoyment” is a word that well describes Thomas Ovans’ reaction to Alan Brownjohn’s dystopian comedy set in the near future.
* This issue of London Grip New Poetry features poems by: * J S Watts * Emer Lyons * Pam Job * Kerrin P Sharpe * Joan Michelson * Hugh McMillan * Barry Smith * Nick Cooke * Melanie Penycate * Rodney Wood * Ricky Garni * Neil Curry * Ruth Hanover * Donald Atkinson […]
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
In the 1930s, as he fled Nazi Germany, Einstein passed through the Belgian port of Ostend, en route to the United States, and met the painter James Ensor. He asked him what he painted, to which Ensor replied “nothing”.
Richie McCaffery admires the honesty and masterly simplicity of poems by James Aitchison.