Norbert Hirschhorn finds mythic significance behind a word & image collaboration between an artist and a poet
Muscular rhyming, syntactical gymnastics and remarkable clarity – John Forth finds all these in John Levett’s poetry.
Emma Lee appreciates the reflective quality of a farewell collection by Joanna Boulter
Thomas Ovans explores the complexities of Bethany Pope’s intense & tightly-wrought poetry
* This issue of London Grip features new poems by: *Mukul Dahal *Frances Smith *Jan Hutchison *Murray Bodo *Geoffrey Heptonstall *Anthony Wilson *Maggie Butt *Ian C Smith *Hugh Underhill *Emma Neale *Michael Lee Johnson *Shadwell Smith *Phil Wood *John Forth *Neil Curry *Malcolm Carson *Angela Kirby *June Hall *Emma Lee *Jo Roach *Laura McKee *Michael […]
Paul McLoughlin admires the substance as well as the style of Adrian Caesar’s poetry
What exactly is the essence of Belgium? Far harder to pin down than French chic or English sang-froid, the nation’s uneasy mix of Walloon and Flemish, surreal and down-to-earth, all miraculously held together, is perfectly encapsulated by the Atomium – a giant, futuristic structure on the northern edge of Brussels.
* This issue of London Grip features new poems by: *Wendy French *Peter Kennedy *Teoti Jardine *Rob Yates *Jan Hutchison *Mohammed Kamran *Antony Johae *Nancy Mattson *Ian C Smith *Mary Franklin *Colin Bancroft *David Flynn *Christopher Mulrooney *F M Brown *Sarah Doyle *Allen Ashley *Robert Nisbet *Michael Thomas *Kerrin P Sharpe
First & second opinions: John Harvey’s latest poetry collection is reviewed by Rosie Johnston AND by Norbert Hirschhorn
Norbert Hirschhorn takes a long cool look at a new poetry & art volume from Australia
Romeo Castellucci at Brussels’ La Monnaie (De Munt in Dutch) opera house takes a real-life sufferer of locked-in syndrome and turns her into the protagonist of Ophee et Eurydice (adapted by Hector Berlioz from Gluck).
Leah Fritz enjoys contrasting – but equally life-embracing – collections from two Amsterdam-based poets