Rosie Johnston congratulates Paul McLoughlin for taking on the challenge of rendering these ancient poems in contemporary English
Your Culture is not mine…or is it? America’s tense relationship with high culture. By Stephanie V Sears
As a half French, half American individual, I give in to a pastime common to double nationals, which consists of regularly comparing both countries of origin.
Neil Curry fears that wit and breadth of imagination are becoming undervalued by contemporary poets
Stuart Henson decides that Jonathan Davidson’s “On Poetry” is a book for both writers and listeners. And academics might enjoy it too.
John Lucas reviews a genuinely interesting collection of essays by Jim Burns – and adds some equally interesting observations of his own
Roger Caldwell considers an impressively substantial volume of poems by Robert Desnos with translations by Timothy Adès
Many years after first reading the classic 1930s novel, Sarah Lawson decided to open the book again and write down her second impressions: Emma Lee considers that this re-appraisal was well worthwhile.
Perspectives on Poetry: John Lucas examines three recent studies exploring the craft and ideas of three eminent poets .
Jeremy Wikeley gives his reactions to the exhibition Larkinworld which is currently at the Poetry Library, Southbank Centre
Roger Caldwell reviews Ian Gordon‘s recent biography of the poet Anne Stevenson
John Lucas reflects on Michael Wilding’s account of the lives and work of three significant figures from Australia’s early literary history
David Cooke applauds the efforts of Paul Vincent & John Irons in selecting and translating an anthology which spans 1000 years of Dutch poetry