Cold Fire – The Bowie launch event

Cold Fire – The Bowie launch event

We don’t tend to often get decent photos of launches, however Jon Stone took a fair few really good shots including some of the Bowie-oke. and we thought it might be nice to share some of them. We’ve tried to find one of everybody from the pictures we...
Nature and Place

Nature and Place

We have had a few anxious emails asking what exactly we are looking for in entries for this competition, (apart, of course, from poems that reach out and intoxicate the reader). I’m going to try to answer this, but unfortunately, for those of you who like clear...
Kate Wakeling on Writing

Kate Wakeling on Writing

It’s taken me ages to find my way with writing, to feel that I was allowed, internally, to get on with it. From there, it’s been a brilliant and slightly terrifying experience to put a first pamphlet together, and I’ve maybe not yet quite caught up with the idea of it...

Education in poetry

This is the first of what will hopefully become an ongoing series of guest blogs featuring regularly on The Rialto website. Education in poetry During the day, when I’m not writing, you can find me running an antiquarian bookshop in North London, surrounded by...
On the voice and poetry

On the voice and poetry

I like the idea of the voice being betwixt and between. Moving from the body out to the world. Of belonging neither to the world of objects (not a bodily thing) nor to that dreadful (dead-full) world of text – where when we read, all we try to do is get what the text...
Poetry champs

Poetry champs

I’ve just had the slightly daunting task of trying to find all of The Rialto covers from the last 25 years, scattered as they are to the four winds, or corners of the offices, studios and tenements we variously inhabit. It’s thrown up some rather lovely...

Launch Party 1984

Launch Party Originally uploaded by Rialto Poetry Magazine Michael M has procured a few photos from way back in the mid 1980s, when The Rialto first thrust its shoots through the Norfolk soil. We’ve posted them on Flickr and used a few of them in the history of...

From the Editor – Issue 64

‘The Mandate’ by Joel Lane THE MANDATE As the first ripple of the crowd’s laughter struck the air like a window breaking to let in a fresh autumn breeze, the Emperor lifted a bare arm and slowly wiped away a tear. ‘Oh child,’ he said gently, ‘if only you knew how much...

From the Editor – Issue 65

Hearts and other organs I remember a museum of glass bottles, shelf after shelf rising to the ceiling. Were the skylights domed? Does it matter? The light was granite-flecked, dimly illuminating a Victorian freak-show of medical specimens – speckled, puckered,...
Helena Nelson

Helena Nelson

It began when Helena’s pamphlet collection, Mr and Mrs Philpott on Holiday at Aucherawe & Other Poems, was published by Kettillonia Press (www.kettillonia.co.uk/) in 2001. Her first full collection, Starlight on Water, followed in 2003 from Rialto Press and...