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...