Category: Poetry

30 June, 2014

Rosie Lavan

Seamus Heaney’s Places

In light of Seamus Heaney's recent death, Richard Russell scrupulously reorients the poet in relation to place.


Jennifer Thorp

Oases And Mirages In The Desert Of ‘After Proust’

Jennifer Thorp finds Anne Carson's precise control of the bathetic sentence makes less of an outing than usual in her newest work.


27 May, 2014

Theophilus Kwek

The Mastery Of The Thing



19 May, 2014

Judyta Frodyma

“Excuse Emily and her Atoms”

Dickinson's envelope poems peel of the pages of this beautifully organized and presented exhibit-book.


5 May, 2014

Dòmhnall Iain Dòmhnallach

How to be Gay in Gaelic

Though sometimes self-indulgently personal, Marcas Mac an Tuairneir's collection of gay poetry in Gaelic is a subtle journey to finding one's voice.


Special Issue: Satire

31 March, 2014

Clare Bucknell

Satire: What’s the Point

Clare Bucknell explores the unsteady relationship of satire to itself in the English eighteenth century.


Joe Hone

Satire Reconstituted

Joe Hone challenge's the status of the eighteenth century as the locus classicus of English literary satire.


17 February, 2014

Leo Mercer

Poetweet: On the Prospects of Twitter for Poetry

An essay by the Oxford-based poet Leo Mercer on how poetry can take to Twitter through the new form the poetweet.


Jennifer Rushworth

Roger McGough Coughs Up Another Collection

Jennifer Ruthworth discovers an irresistible, glittering charm in Roger McGough's latest collection of poetry, As Far As I know.


3 February, 2014

Daniel Hitchens

The Poet is Always Potentially Subversive

James Andrew Taylor's biography of the poet Vernon Scannell provides fresh insights into the artistic cousin of Philip Larkin.