Poetry News: 2001

 

Contents

Winter 2000/01

Letter from the Director (Christina Patterson)
Read all about it (by Janet Phillips)
It could be good for you - Poetry and Health care (by Jules Mann)
Profile: Andrew Waterhouse (by Janet Phillips)
Poems from members on the theme of 'Boats' (selected by Roddy Lumsden)

Spring 2001

This issue of Poetry News sports a new look and a crop of wonderful articles by Michael Longley ('On Being Edited'); Vicki Feaver (on poems to be shipwrecked with); Eva Salzman (on poetry in New York) and Matthew Sweeney (on poem titles). Here are a couple of extracts to give you a flavour, plus the winning poems in our members' poetry competition, on the theme of "sugar".

Letter from the Director (Christina Patterson)
The Poetry Question (debating Adrian Mitchell's 1964 statement that "most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people") Includes members' responses to this article...
Education News ('Eliot to Eminem')
Eva Salzman's Diary from New York
Poems from members on the theme of 'Sugar'
 (selected by Roddy Lumsden)

Summer 2001

The Summer issue of Poetry News is bursting with unmissable features on the business of writing poetry. Greta Stoddart (whose first collection has just been short-listed for the Forward Prize) scrutinises the uses of internal rhyme with some classic examples; Carol Rumens gives us an insider's view of poetry competition judging; Stephen Knight talks about the transition from poetry to prose and Michael Laskey shares with us his choice of Castaway Cantos. Plus there's an in depth report on this year's Eric Gregory Award winners and a profile of Smith/Doorstop books. Articles available online:

Letter from the Director (Christina Patterson)
Poems from members on the theme of 'Hands and Feet' (selected by Roddy Lumsden)
Castaway Cantos (Michael Laskey describes his ideal shipwreck anthology)

Autumn 2001

Poetry News Autumn 2001 features Gillian Clarke's wide-ranging choice of "castaway" poems, an inspired essay on first lines (famous and otherwise) from Maurice Riordan and an interview with Dorothea Smartt. Our front page stories are a massive round-up of events and readings on National Poetry Day and news of the recently discovered Ted Hughes letters. This issue also includes the Poetry Society's annual report and accounts. Articles available online:

Letter from the Director (Christina Patterson)
Medusa and Me
(Dorothea Smartt interviewed by Janet Phillips)
Close-Up: First Lines (Maurice Riordan)
Poems from members on the theme of 'kissing' (selected by Roddy Lumsden).