If you find yourself in Dublin between pubs you could do an awful lot worse than pop into Books Upstairs. They have a fantastic Irish Poetry section, where I was lost in O’Hara-esque quandariness before picking up the terrific anthology The New Irish Poets, edited by my near-namesake Selina Guinness. It features Irish poets who […]
I‘m delighted to say the Poetry Library has recorded an audio edition of Magma 34, which I edited. This means that their online magazine archive includes recordings of many of the poets featured in the magazine, as well as the text of most of the edition. Audio recordings are a new initiative for the Poetry […]
Here’s my review of Roddy Lumsden’s Mischief Night and Tim Cumming’s The Rumour, which appeared in Magma 31.
Here’s my review for Magma 29, covering the Poetry Book Society’s quarterly selection of poetry books. The PBS Choice was Michael Longley’s Snow Water. The PBS Recommendations were Matthew Hollis’ Ground Water, Kate Clanchy’s Newborn, August Kleinzahler’s The Strange Hours Travellers Keep, James Sheard‘s Hotel Mastbosch and George Szirtes’ translation of the Hungarian poet Agnes […]
Fleas, lice and a horse pissing next to my pillow! via Basho