Vulgarity so self-confident, so unrepentant wins a kind of horrified respect. Ken Russell stands on his own, a mixture, at once frightening and preposterous, of Benjamin Robert Haydon, Hieronymus Bosch and the propaganda-poster artists of the Third Reich. Dilys Powell reviewing Mahler, Sunday Times, 1974.
James Roderick Burns reflects on the multiple goals a poetry anthology editor has to aim for – and considers that Alison Hill has done pretty well with her selection of flying-related poems
Art is at its most powerfully dramatic when it gives voice to the oppressed. By using the device of a play within a play to utmost effect, The Island communicates the oppression of a recent generation by drawing on tragic defiance from classical times.
* This issue of London Grip features new poems by: * Margarita Serafimova *Nod Ghosh *James Aitchison *Jim C Wilson *Andrew James *George Tardios * Leni Dipple *Beth McDonough *Sally Long *Caroline Natzler * Kevin Casey *Murray Bodo * Edward Lee * Antony Johae * Sanjeev Sethi *Chris Beckett * Angela Kirby * Kevin Cahill * Keith […]