The current issue of the poetry magazine is now available from the link below. This one is a bit of a special ensemble, celebrating 25 years, or thereabouts, of the magazine’s existence; featuring, as always, plenty of poets who have appeared in the magazine during its first quarter of a century. The issue also includes the first part of a selection of “ones to watch” by Nathan Hamilton. The launch event took place in Norwich on Tuesday 18th May. It was a fabulous evening at the Playhouse, jointly organised with Writer’s Centre Norwich as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival 2010. On stage were Les Murray and Andrew Motion, each reading poems to a packed house, and chaired by our very own editor, Michael Mackmin — all thoroughly enjoyable. Watch this space for more about that. In the meantime, thanks go to everyone who was involved… here’s to another 25 years!
Issue 69 is Now available.
LOOK OUT: NATHAM HAMLTON INTRODUCES HIS GENERATION
ANDREW MOTION – ‘A GHOST STORY’
LES MURRAY AND HIS GREASEPROOF ROSE
CAROL ANN DUFFY CELEBRATES JOHN BARLEYCORN
TOMAŽ ŠALUMUN – INSANE FROM HAPPINESS
GEORGE SZIRTES, ‘CANZONE, THE SMALL OF THE BACK’
FOLKLORE ETC., ‘HARE’ BY ABIGAIL PARRY, CHRISTINA DUNHILL’S ‘FAIRYTALE EXTRACT’,
HELEN KITSON IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN
STEVE SPENCE AND HIS PIRATES
POEMS FROM FLEUR ADCOCK, ALLAN CROSBIE, MICHAEL LASKEY, JOANNE LIMBURG, LORRAINE MARINER, JOHN MOLE, ROSEMARY NORMAN, DEAN PARKIN, NEIL POWELL, JOHN WAKEMAN