Poetry Review – Staring at a Hoopoe: William Bedford considers the interplay of appearance and reality in a new collection by David Cooke
Poetry Review – Jim Neat: Stuart Henson appreciates the challenges of constructing fact-based poetry such as Mary J Oliver’s biography of her father
Stage Invasion: Angela Topping takes a close look at Pete Bearder’s guide to spoken word poetry and its differences from poetry for the page
The fascinating venue of Chiostro del Bramante at Arco della Pace near piazza Navona in the centre of Rome again hosts an exhibition in collaboration with Tate Britain. This time, the artworks of two major British painters, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud, are together on display.