Magma 46 has just been published – it includes my review of Voice Recognition, an excellent anthology of young poets edited by Clare Pollard and James Byrne; Sarah Jackson’s pamphlet Milk; and Lung Soup by Andrew Elliott, which is like nothing you’ve ever read. (I published two of Elliott’s poems in Magma 34, and found […]
Review – Roddy Lumsden, Tim Cumming (Magma 31)
Here’s my review of Roddy Lumsden’s Mischief Night and Tim Cumming’s The Rumour, which appeared in Magma 31.
Review – Longley, Clanchy, Kleinzahler and others (Magma 29)
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 […]
Review: Matthew Caley, Sarah Wardle, Christopher James (Magma 35)
My review of Matthew Caley’s The Scene of My Former Triumph, Sarah Wardle’s Score! and Christopher James’ The Invention of Butterfly has just been published in Magma 35.
Review – Brian Henry, Maggie Sawkins (Magma 28)
Here’s my review of Brian Henry’s Graft and Maggie Sawkins’ Charcot’s Pet, which appeared in Magma 28.