With their green goats, giant roosters and bridal couples flying through the air, Marc Chagall’s works appear fantastic, but he insisted he only painted direct reminiscences of his own life.
THE PASSOVER FILES – A poem sequence for Easter Week
Thomas Ovans finds that Jo Colley’s flying-related collection deals with much more than aeroplanes
In the weeks leading up to Easter, Michael Bartholomew-Biggs reflects on the surprising longevity of Frank Morison’s 1930 book which examines events surrounding the first Good Friday.
London Grip’s poetry editor is pleased to discover that, in his most recent collection, Hugo Williams continues to use his distinctive poetic voice to remarkable effect.
* This issue of London Grip features new poems by: *Caroline Natzler *Paul McLoughlin *Yvonne Green *Sally Long *David Cooke *Chris Hardy *Thomas Ovans *Neil Fulwood *John Forth *Carolyn Yates *Deborah Mason *Marilyn Hammick *Sofia Amina *Elizabeth Smither *Christopher Mulrooney *Jean Atkin *Robert Nisbet *Fiona Sinclair *Keith Nunes *Steve Komarnyckyj *Robert Ferns
Thomas Ovans admires Rhona McAdam for finding many poetic ways of looking backwards at places, people and formative experiences
Norbert Hirschhorn reflects on the place of form in contemporary poetry, with particular reference to a substantial new selection of work from Marilyn Hacker.
Emma Lee responds to the sensitivity and compassion in a new collection by Sue Rose
Thomas Ovans has mixed views about the Forward Prize winning collection by Kei Miller.
Norbert Hirschhorn takes a thoughtful look at Kerrin P Sharpe‘s second poetry collection
Richie McCaffery admires both the wit and the poignancy in this generous selection from Remco Campert’s poetry