James Roderick Burns finds Geraldine Paine’s new narrative collection to be a timely reminder of traditional poetic virtues
Nick Cooke finds that Angela Readman’s new collection lives up to the description given on the book jacket
Wendy Klein finds Ruth Sharman’s poetry collection hard to put down
Roger Caldwell reviews Ian Gordon‘s recent biography of the poet Anne Stevenson
Pam Thompson finds that Charlotte Gann’s first full collection succeeds in its aim of unsettling the reader.
Richie McCaffery takes the opportunity to extend his appreciation of Richard Kell’s poetry.
* This issue of London Grip features new poems by: *Phil Kirby *Tracey Peterson *Abegail Morley *Natalie Crick *Geoffrey Winch *S W James * Sue Rose *Tom Phillips *Mark Totterdell *Tristan Moss *Thomas Ovans * Gareth Culshaw *Patri Wright * Elizabeth Smither * Alice Major * Colin Crewdson *Mary Franklin * Jack Little * Stuart […]
Ruth Valentine admires the subtlety of Jane Draycott’s poetic effects.
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.
The Welsh National Opera version of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, established in the 70s by director Joachim Herz, on the basis of meticulous research, and now directed by Sarah Crisp, delivers pure emotion with devastating directness.