Emma Lee wonders whether the poems in Clare Brant’s new collection do full justice to the ideas she wants to explore
D A Prince reviews a debut collection by Julie Hogg in which the poems have potential for performance as well as being successful on the page.
Playing with ‘The Rules’: Brian Docherty considers an anthology whose poems could be viewed as case studies in ekphrasis – but also as much more than that.
James Roderick Burns notes that Michael Crowley has taken some risks in order to negotiate a way through conflicting themes and historical viewpoints in his new collection
Kate Bingham praises Joan Michelson’s eye for the details of life in a retirement home.
STILL SHINING: Brian Docherty reflects on the wealth of experience which adds extra polish to Katherine Gallagher’s poetry
A New Life for the Riding-Crop-Handle Maker; Sarah Lawson reminds us of a popular account of an immigrant’s experience which has – perhaps undeservedly – fallen out of the public eye
A POET’S CALENDAR: Brian Docherty reviews Peter Daniels’ latest collection
Emma Lee reviews a handsome anthology of poems inspired by the South Lookout on Aldeburgh Beach
D A Prince discusses John Freeman’s direct and emotionally honest poetry
Graham Hardie is won over by a freshness and simplicity he finds in Hamish Whyte’s poetry
Wendy French enthuses about a prize-winning first collection by Gillie Robic