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Poetry London buy now

Summer 10


Sharon Olds

Sleekit Cowrin’

Kona Macphee

My Life as a B Movie • An Announcement • Against Melancholy

Kathryn Simmonds

Life Coach Variations

Angie Estes

Shade • Note • Brief Encounter

Julian Stannard

Don’t Die • Well-Regulated Dumplings are Going Upwards

Phillis Levin

Tabula Rasa

Elaine Feinstein

A Garden in North Germany

Carola Luther

Smiling for the Camera

Valérie Rouzeau

Not Keeping My Nose Clean

Kathryn Maris

Street Sweeper

Kathryn Maris

The Devil Will Find Work for Idle Minds • Hilary Has Left the Building, Unless She Hasn’t

Joe Yule


Ian Duhig

Border Ballad

Ian Duhig


Jane Routh

A Day’s Work

Matthew Gregory

A Portrait

Amir Or

Camera Obscura • Reflection

Deryn Rees-Jones

The Fetch

Daljit Nagra

The World’s Strongest Dad! • Confessions of a Coolly Woman

Jérôme Luc Martin


Rosie Shepperd

We tend to tug when we should gently push

Jen Campbell

When We Found the Tide

Christopher Horton

Something Not Quite Placed • And, yes, I have compared you to a goat • The Great Debate

John Haynes

from You

Tim Liardet

The Living and the Drowned •‘Sinking Water, Many Many Sinking Water’

Jessica Greenbaum

When Bonnard First Entered a Room and Olds Searched the Waves

Reviews & Features

Only One Age

Martyn Crucefix finds W S Merwin, Valerio Magrelli and Sinéad Morrissey observing different stages of life

With and Without Walls

Claire Crowther on debut collections by Sarah Hesketh, Dora Malech and Arda Collins

Difficult for the Poet, Not the Reader

Luke Kennard on directness and pleasure in poems by Caroline Bird, Anthony Howell and John Ash

World Famous (in New Zealand)

Bill Manhire on James K Baxter, the Pakeha Prophet

Miracles of Survival

Katy Evans-Bush on life and death in collections by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, C L Dallat and Dorothy Molloy

Against Correctness

Fred D’Aguiar on the healthy independence of E A Markham, Priscila Uppal and Vahni Capiledo

Figure in the Background

David Cooke on contrasting approaches to seriousness from Robin Robertson, Sarah Law and Peter Carpenter

A Guidebook of Darkness

Sue Hubbard delves deeper than irony and cleverness in the work of Philip Gross, Jasmine Donahaye and Yang Lian

Vive la Différance

Tim Dooley on an alternative anthology