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Poetry London buy now

Autumn 12


Karen Solie

Spiral • Conversion

Katharine Towers

Iceberg Season

Katharine Towers

The Willow Pattern

Michael Longley

Child of the Branches • Cat

Tadeusz Dabrowski

Starry Night • Untitled

Frances Leviston


Sophie F Baker

New Freckle

Melanie Challenger

The Daffodil

Álvaro Fierro

Scherzo • Love Letter to the Venus of Willendorf

Ian Cartland

Six Winters

Sinéad Morrissey

Display • A Lie

Emily Hasler

The Egyptologist

Mick Wood

The Hobbies

Kona MacPhee


Gillian Allnutt

The Sisters

Maria Stepanova

(as they must)

Daljit Nagra

Three Step Midget

Rosie Shepperd

I can’t decide if I’m out of my depth or out of my wits

Haris Vlavianos

from 'Sonnets of Despair'

Isabel Galleymore

Barnacle • Notes on Death as the Other Woman

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

Dream Shine

Liz Berry: First Prize


Amali Rodrigo: Second Prize

The Fish

Ellen Cranitch: Third Prize

Blasket Sound

Poetry London Competition Runners Up

Commended Poems

Reviews & Features

Reshaping the Fable

W N Herbert on a radically revised Sorley Maclean

Beyond the Line

Annie Freud talks to Ahren Warner about poetry, painting and family influence

The Self in Exile

John McCullough on American poets Jane Hirshfield, John Peck and Timothy Donnelly

The Shadow of the Sunflower

Fiona Sze-Lorrain on the anthology Jade Ladder and Liu Xiaobo’s June Fourth Elegies

Global and Universal

Claire Trévien on poetry by Jules Supervielle, Guillaume Apollinaire and Beverley Bie Brahic

Art and Raw Materials

Jane Yeh assesses new developments in the poetic careers of Zoë Brigley, Nick Drake and Paul Farley

Magic and Accident

Ellen Cranitch on independent work from Michael Murphy, Chris Emery, Graham Mort, Peter Daniels and Lucy Hamilton

Completely Yours

Alison Brackenbury on first collections by Richard Meier, Jon Stone, Karen Rigby and Sandeep Parmar

Unwrapping Modern Life

Rachael Allen on pamphlets and chapbooks

History and Geography

Declan Ryan on two innovative anthologies London: A History In Verse and Out of Bounds: British Black & Asian Poets