Pamela Johnson finds that Angela France’s landscape poems work on several levels.
Rosie Johnston admires the strongly narrative poetry of Jennifer A McGowan
D A Prince considers how best to appreciate the subtle poetry of Martyn Crucefix
Pam Thompson reviews a clutch of prize-winning pamphlets from Smith/Doorstop
Peter Ualrig Kennedy travels the world in the company of Margaret Eddershaw’s recent collection
Carla Scarano D’Antonio reviews Michael Bartholomew-Biggs’s poetic sketch of a family history which is based as much on imagination as on evidence.
Tchaikovsky said his aim in creating an opera from Pushkin’s supremely Russian yet universal drama of ill-fated love was to relay “ordinary, simple human feelings” as opposed to lavishly theatrical action.
* This issue of London Grip features new poems by: *Bethany W Pope *Maggie Butt *Ruth Bidgood *Helen Kay *Keith Nunes *Robert Ford *Deborah Tyler-Bennett *Stuart Pickford *Sue Burge *Kerrin P Sharpe *Pam Thompson *Jean Atkin *Bruce Christianson *Jan Hutchison *Phil Kirby *Stuart Henson *Ben Banyard *Gareth Culshaw *Barry Smith *Mary Franklin *Laura McKee *Carla […]
Motherhood is one of the themes in Clare Pollard’s new collection; but the book also broadens out into forceful and compassionate poems about the sorrows of the world into which our children are born.
Chris Beckett welcomes the arrival of a new collection from Julia Bird
Carla Scarano D’Antonio considers Jean Harrison’s reflective poetic reminiscences about her life and work in Ghana
London Grip readers may remember Bernard Green’s previous reminiscences about his early life on the Surrey-Hampshire border. Here he returns with a new recollection – this time couched in verse…