Poetry News: 2004

Contents


Winter 2003/4

...introducing the secret history of 'Kubla Khan', the writing life of Forward-winner A B Jackson, Deryn Rees-Jones's adventure with trilobites and Dennis O'Driscoll's 'Castaway Cantos'. There are also articles on poetry in Budapest, and in Liverpool; a diary of what goes on at an Arvon course; members' poems on the theme of Red Letter Days; and David Miller's analysis of the prose poem. Articles available online:

Letter from the Director (Jules Mann)
Poems by members on the theme of Red Letter Days (introduced by Carole Satyamurti) 
Divas on the Danube: poetry in Hungary (David Hill)
Poets and scientists: some experiments (Janet Phillips)

 

Spring 2004

Anne Stevenson chooses her 'Castaway Cantos', Andrew Jackson delves into public and private symbolism, and Stella Halkyard explores the unusual manuscripts of Dom Sylvester Houedard. Plus, the winners of the National Poetry Competition 2003 are announced, Alvin Pang offers a gudie to poetry in Singapore, Jacob Polley reveals his route to a first collection, and Joelle Taylor interviews Zena Edwards. Articles available online:

Letter from the Director (Jules Mann)
Poems by members (theme: Changing Shape)
Profile: Zena Edwards (Joelle Taylor)
Poetry in Singapore (Alvin Pang)

 

Summer 2004

Carole Satyamurti announces the new Hamish Canham Prize for Poetry, John Stammers investigates closure and structure, Joanne Limburg reviews a major manuscript exhibition at Cambridge University Library, and Kona Mcphee describes her route to a first collection. Plus there are in-depth profiles of Carcanet press and Poetry Ireland Review, and a booksellers' choice of the top five poets' biographies. Articles available online:

Letter from the Director (Jules Mann)
Poems by members on the theme of  Prehistory (selected by Selima Hill) 
Paris/Prague? (Vincent Farnsworth) response to Paris/Prague (Toby Litt)

The Norfolk Bards: poetry in Norwich and Norfolk (Helen Ivory)
The Hamish Canham Poetry Prize (Carole Satyamurti)

 

Autumn 2004

The autumn issue of Poetry News celebrates National Poetry Day with members' poems on the theme of food, Elaine Feinstein's top ten food poems and a round-up of NPD related activities. Our publisher profile this quarter focuses on Redbeck Press, and our guest bookseller chooses five good reads from online bestseller charts. There is also Michael Donaghy on using verse to get to the truth, Rommi Smith on the poetry scene in Leeds, and a profile of the New October Poets. And, there's a lively letters page on the subject of rhyme. You can continue the debate below.

Letter from the Director (Jules Mann)
Poems by members on the theme of Food (selected by Peter Finch) 
Lyrical Leeds (Rommi Smith)
Should Poetry Rhyme? (Letters)