Category: Poetry

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.


20 January, 2014

Bryn Jones Square

Sibling Sympathy

Bryn Jones Square discovers the social nature of artistic creation in Lucy Newlyn’s literary biography of William and Dorothy Wordsworth.


Nakul Krishna

Witness and Complicity

Nakul Krishna reviews Rahul Soni's new English translation of the iconic poems of Shrikant Verma's Magadh, the first to be published with parallel Hindi text.


10 December, 2013

Gabriel Roberts

“The Democracy of the Dead”



25 November, 2013

Helena Taylor

Twenty-First Century Heroines

Clare Pollard entwines her own poetic voice with that of Ovid's in this new translations of love letters from mythological women, writes Helena Taylor.


11 November, 2013

Rosie Lavan

Seamus Heaney and Oxford

Balances and bifurcations recur and resound in Heaney's writing, but so too do ideas of reconciliation and unity, writes Rosie Lavan.