Poetry News 2002


Contents

Winter 2001 / 2

 

This issue goes exploring. Starting off with a feature on Bath and Bristol by local poet Rose Flint, it also takes in the poetry scene in New Foundland as described by writer Stan Dragland and looks at poetry publishing in Ireland with Jessie Lendennie, Managing Director of Salmon Poetry. Esther Morgan reads between the lines in her article on how poets use white space on the page, and Martyn Crucefix offers his advice on how to give a poetry reading. Plus, Matthew Francis's castaway poems. Articles available online:

Letter from the Director (Christina Patterson)
Bath and Bristol: Sound and Splendour (Rose Flint)
Ten Steps to a Good Poetry Reading (Martyn Crucefix)
Poems from Members on the theme of fire (selected by Carole Satyamurti)

Spring 2002

contains an in-depth interview with the new editors of Poetry Review, David Herd and Robert Potts; a feature on poetry in Manchester; Parm Kaur's Delhi diary and Joolz Denby's Castaway Cantos. Plus Tim Liardet scrutinises last lines; Vera Di Campli San Vito compares poetry handbooks and Roddy Lumsden selects members' poems on the theme of islands. Articles available online:

Letter from the Director (Christina Patterson)
Poems from members on the theme of islands
Castaway Cantos
Joolz Denby

Summer 2002

features Jane Feaver's article on children's poetry; a report on poetry in Newcastle upon Tyne by Linda France; Alison Croggon's survey of contemporary poetry in Australia; Neil Astley on the evolution of Bloodaxe; Ann Drysdale on sonnets; and Matthew Caley's Castaway Cantos. Plus members' poems on the theme of "the unknown". Articles available online:

Letter from the Director (Christina Patterson)
Poems by members on the theme of the unknown

Autumn 2002

celebrates National Poetry Day with Selima Hill's top ten poems of celebration, a look at first drafts with Coral Rumble, a feature on poetry on the radio by producer and poet Julian May and a "close-up" on end rhyme by Sarah Wardle. Plus there's Joolz Denby's tour diary, poetry in Birmingham, members' poems on the theme of 'creatures' and the Poetry Society's annual report and accounts. Articles available online:

Letter from the Director (Christina Patterson)
Poetry in Birmingham (Roz Goddard)
End Rhyme (Sarah Wardle)
Poems by members on the theme of creatures