Poetry review – A DINNER PARTY IN THE HOME COUNTIES: Emma Lee credits Reshma Ruia with being able to spot and to use the small but telling details of a social encounter.
Poetry review – TO DARN, TO MEND, TO INTERWEAVE: Chris Beckett reviews a very personal collection by Jo Roach in which the past is intermingled with the present
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
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.