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Poetry London buy now

Spring 13

Poems

Ian Duhig

Half the Story • Still White Page • Dependant

Luis Rosales

The Name That Creates Us

Rebecca Perry

Pow

Sean O'Brien

Passage for New Holland • Lamplight

David Wheatley

from 'The Reed Bunting Unseen'

Maya C Popa

The Lyric I

Tamar Yoseloff

Knotweed

Christina Dunhill

The Power of The Monarchy

Helen Mort

Admit you feel like all the ice skates in Brazil • Oldham’s Burning Sands

Richard Scott

Sandcastles

Henry Shukman

Motherland

Henry Shukman

The Golden Dragon

Patrick Brandon

Trippen

David Morley

Fugitive

Robin Robertson

Finding the Keys • Flags and Salutes • The Ghost of Actaeon

Dannie Abse

Scent

Fiona Benson

Ghostfire • High Meadow Path • Cricket, August 2012

Pascale Petit

Sainte-Chapelle • Emmanuel

Matthew Gregory

A Room in the Pacific Palisades, 1979

Michael Symmons Roberts

Portrait of the Psalmist in Mid-life • Portrait of the Psalmist as a Man in Tears • Asleep in the Back • Fin de Siècle

Susan Wicks

April is the month for cutting up a map with scissors

Reviews & Features

A Difficult Love

Luke Kennard on Samuel Beckett the poet

Ideas About Things and Things Themselves

Helen Mort on knowledge shared by Jorie Graham, Sharon Olds and D Nurkse

From the Mild Blue Yonder

Bill Manhire on journeys to the Southern Hemisphere by Christopher Reid and Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch

Frontiers Through Every Word

Sue Hubbard on language and political distress in collections by Abdellatif Laâbi, Ingeborg Bachmann and Manuel Rivas

‘I Think Clarity Is the Way to Go’

Don Paterson talks to Ahren Warner

The Passionate Transitory

David Wheatley on first collections by Sam Riviere, William Letford, Oli Hazzard and Andrew Bailey

The Flickering Birch

Edward Larrissy on Tom Paulin and Paul Durcan in a changing Ireland

Who Is the Boy in the Picture?

Rory Waterman on approaches to the past in new collections by Andrew Motion, Helen Dunmore and Stephen Knight

Everything Appeared To Be Connected

Martyn Crucefix on vision and exile in the poetry of James Harpur, Adam Thorpe and Julia Copus

Drawn from Life

Karen McCarthy Woolf on innovative collections by Barry Hill, Sean Borodale and Jacob Sam-La Rose

Teaching the Poetic Encounter

Julia Bird on support for the developing writer from Glyn Maxwell, Penned in the Margins and the Arvon Foundation