Stuart Henson wonders about the title but in other respects finds that the sharp-pointed humour in Ian McMillan’s new chapbook penetrates most of its targets.
Logos: Where Word and Flesh Interact: Brian Docherty takes a close look at Dinah Livingstone’s 10th collection
P.W. Bridgman sums up Gary Allen’s powerful book-length poem as “a jagged lament for a despoiled Eden that never was”
Emma Lee dips into a collection of gentle and reflective poems by Bethany Rivers
Kate Noakes considers Jane Clarke’s new pamphlet in which she takes on the challenging task of writing war-related poetry
Wendy French ponders over the questions raised by a new chapbook from Sophie Essex
Pam Thompson considers in depth a collection by Janet Sutherland which uses personal recollection as a starting point for dealing with wider issues.
John Forth finds that – among its many other achievements – Ann Drysdale’s poetry nearly always cheers him up
David Cooke considers Jenny Lewis’s important new version of the Gilgamesh epic
Wendy French dips into a promising first collection by Sue Burge
D A Prince praises a new collection by Kate Noakes which deals with dislocation and survival
Nick Cooke finds honesty and authenticity in a debut collection by Ian Humphreys