Paul McLoughlin was a frequent contributor to London Grip both as a poet and as a perceptive reviewer and his recent death is a sad loss to his family and his many friends. Here John Lucas recalls Paul’s rather unorthodox route into poetry .
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Poetry review – A SPELL IN THE WOODS : In spite of lockdown Rachael Smart is able to enjoy a captivating walk in woodland with the aid of Stella Wulf’s poetry
CLOSING TIME AT THE ROYAL OAK: Richie McCaffery admires the way that John Lucas has embedded perceptive social observation in a history of his local pub
ARRIVAL AT ELSEWHERE: Rennie Halstead investigates a poetic compilation curated by Carl Griffin which explores the experience of lockdown using many different voices
POEMS FOR THE YEAR 2020: Neil Fulwood surveys a well-timed selection of poems reflecting a complex year, well-curated by Merryn Williams