Poetry review – THE KINDNESS OF THE EEL: P.W. Bridgman finds both magic and hope at the heart of Ben Ray’s poetry
Poetry review – STREET LIGHT AMBER: James Roderick Burns admires the way that Noel Duffy weaves atmospheric urban poetry around the story of a troubled relationship
A fellow pupil of Leipzig master Bernhard Heisig is the artist ANTOINETTE, who uses only her first name written in capitals. In common with Rauch and other Leipzig artists, she combines meticulous representation with the fantastic or surreal.
Poetry review – CALL AND RESPONSE : Alex Josephy reviews a sonnet sequence by Rachel Spence which deals sensitively with a mother-daughter relationship during illness
Poetry review – SMOKING OPIUM IN MOSCOW: James Roderick Burns admires Roger Caldwell’s use of poetry to delineate and then demolish a number of illusions cherished by western culture
In a time of bitter, divisive politics, the positive, as well as the negative aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic is that it is truly global: people everywhere feel the same fear, sorrow and frustration at the same time.