One of the most vexed questions around prostitution today concerns the legal status and rights of sex workers. Feminists and policy makers fall into two camps.
Graham Hardie responds positively to the reflective and nostalgic poetry of Lynda Plater
Emma Lee takes a dip in an anthology of sea poems
Rafael Campo and Zeina Hashem Beck are two very different poets and Norbert Hirschhorn enjoys their work in different ways
Sarah Lawson plaintively asks the question: Why Don’t People Read Benito Cereno When I Tell Them To?
Rosie Johnston is impressed by Martin Figura’s boldness in applying Catastrophe Theory to the mechanics of human relationships
Brian Docherty comments on political poems from pre-WW2 Japan by Kosuke Shirasu which have recently been republished in a bi-lingual edition by Jun Shirasu and Bruce Barnes
Thomas Ovans enthuses over a new (and overdue) collection from Donald Atkinson
The newly-restored Queen’s House reopened earlier in October. The house was commissioned in 1616 by James the First for his wife Anne of Denmark and completed in the reign of Charles the First.
Sarah Lawson observes that reading Michel Faber’s collection about grief and death can expand our capacity for empathy
D A Prince finds richness of detail in a slim collection by Martyn Halsall
Graham Hardie finds that Oliver Comins’ poems about golf also have an appeal to the non-enthusiast.