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.
Thomas Ovans investigates a Shoestring anthology edited by Merryn Williams which has received an unusual amount of attention for a poetry book.
Wendy French recognises the heartfelt experience behind a very personal poetry collection from Avril Chester
Ryan’s Return: Brian Docherty takes a thoughtful and observant stroll through Sean O’Brien’s sombre version of West London
Ivan Callus considers the distinctive poetic voice of Abigail Zammit
Pam Thompson finds something magical and unsettling in Peter Sansom’s shifting, complex poetry.
Merryn Williams admires the seemingly-inexhaustible poetic skill on show in a double collection from Ruth Bidgood
Peter Ulric Kennedy critiques Graham Hardie’s ambitious and eclectic poems
David Cooke examines Gill Learner’s new collection and finds a poet with a distinctive voice and many worthwhile things to say.
Graham Hardie admires the poetic agility with which Ruth Valentine explores some dark themes.