I assumed I would be bored witless but I wasn’t for one second. Quite early on we were reassured it wasn’t just a Punch and Judy show.
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
We are delighted to announce Spectrum’s competition, The Spectrum Art Prize. This is a new national award which celebrates the exciting work produced by artists on the autistic spectrum.
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
Nick Cooke catches up with a dramatic but sometimes unsettling collection by Fran Lock
Michael Bartholomew-Biggs dips into a collection of ‘lost’ ekphrastic poems by R S Thomas
If you’re a Londoner with time on your hands, take a trip to Rotherhithe and spend an afternoon immersed in centuries of history.
John Lucas reviews collections from Gregory Woods and George Tardios
Wendy French commends a serious and significant chapbook collection from Paul Stephenson