Poetry review – RIB: Rennie Halstead admires Sharon Black’s inventive poetic exploration of many kinds of rib.
Poetry review – AFTER: Rennie Halstead is pleased to find that Jane Routh’s ekphrastic poetry is able to stand on its own while still being true to the artworks that inspire it.
Head First: A Psychiatrist’s Stories of Mind and Body by Alastair Santhouse.
Santhouse has found his destined niche in an NHS office, with mismatched furniture and absolutely no view, where he tries to fathom the very adult issues of desperate people on the edge of our society, many of whom have flummoxed every other medical department.
Poetry review – THE BATTLE OF HEPTONSTALL: Stuart Henson admires the eloquent blending of historical and contemporary in Michael Crowley’s collection
Poetry review- WHEN THE SWIMMING POOL FELL INTO THE SEA: Paul McDonald champions ‘slim volumes’ and admires the way that poems enhance one another in Carole Coates’s new collection.