An undesirable garden  by Janet Rogerson

An undesirable garden by Janet Rogerson

An undesirable garden  by Janet Rogerson The cement mixer is here, one hand on its head, the other on its tummy. Our gardening books are thumbed grey. We mither over colours, the shape of petals, he insists upon a bed of brown tulips, stone-bells in the shade garden...
Quiet road home   by Dean Parkin

Quiet road home by Dean Parkin

Quiet road home   by Dean Parkin We haven’t spoken for miles and I nearly let it past but I want to go back, so turn around in a sudden side road, a quick shift that squeals wheels, try to explain, I need to show you. You’re unsure what’s been said,...
Laura Scott goes to Greece

Laura Scott goes to Greece

My Rialto pamphlet won the Michael Marks prize, and part of the prize is that you get to go to Greece for two weeks to be the poet in residence for Harvard University’s Hellenic summer school. I think if someone were to ask me what was the best single thing about this...
The Cab Rank Principle

The Cab Rank Principle

I’ve been thinking about the law over the last couple of weeks. Not that I’m in any trouble I hasten to add – apart from the usual one that I’m sure some of you have also been quizzed on by other members of the family: “Yes this poeting is all well and good, but when...
‘The Fall of the Wall of Hill’

‘The Fall of the Wall of Hill’

The assistant editorship of The Rialto is helping me let poems take over my flat. I recently finished teaching a reading group for The Poetry School so my Wall Of Hill (entirety of Mercian Hymns photocopied and arranged on my bedroom wall so I could scribble notes)...
Arc Publications Goes Electronic

Arc Publications Goes Electronic

Arc Publications are launching ten of their titles, current and classic, as ebooks. These are available now on Amazon, and will be available on Kobo imminently, followed by Barnes and Noble’s Nook, Google Play Books and Apple iBooks. For a publisher who specialises in...