4 February, 2013
Octavia Cox finds a less lovesick John Keats emerging from Nicholas Roe's essential new biography of the poet.
21 January, 2013
In Time Lived, Without Its Flow Denise Riley reflects on the death of her son.
16 December, 2012
On Sam Riviere's 81 Austerities and "the middlebrow mediascape."
3 December, 2012
21 November, 2012
4 November, 2012
Fiona Sampson's Beyond the Lyric props up the hegemony of a moribund poetics, argues Joe Kennedy.
18 June, 2012
Peter Redgrove's Collected Poems is an overly expansive compilation of verse best sampled in small doses.
John Kinsella's Armour is the work of an ethical poet for whom social critique and lyric nuance work in tandem.
Anne Carson's Antigonick is a convincing translation of Sophocles that puts emphasis on chaos and irony.
Simon Armitage's The Death of King Arthur attempts to emulate the success of his acclaimed update of Gawain and the Green Knight.