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Winter 2002/3

Jamie Mckendrick writes about the challenges of translating poetry; Elizabeth Smither reports on Poetry in New Zealand; Henry Shukman chooses his castaway cantos; Ros Barber investigates poetry in Brighton; Julia Casterton examines the uses of metaphor; and Dominic Hibberd reviews Anthem for Doomed Youth at the Imperial War Museum. Articles available online:

Letter from the Director (Christina Patterson)
Poems by members on the theme "Falling Awake" (selected by Roddy Lumsden)
Sinister Experiments? (Jamie Mckendrick on translation)
Interview with Tom French (Janet Phillips)

 

Spring 2003

Packed with news about poetry in diverse places, the Spring issue also offers many insights into writing and publishing. John Hartley Williams illuminates the importance of vocabulary, Chris Considine reveals her route to a first collection, and Chris Emery of Salt Publishing sets out his stall. Plus there's a report on the National Poetry Competition 2003, Sujata Bhatt's choice of Castaway Cantos, and a feature on poetry in Nottingham, Byron's birthplace. Articles available online:

Letter from the Director (Jules Mann)
Interview with Julia Copus, winner of the National Poetry Competition 2002 (Lisa Roberts)
Castaway Cantos (Sujata Bhatt)
Poems by members on the theme: The Entertainer (selected by Greta Stoddart )

Summer 2003

Meet the six poets under 30 who won Gregory Awards this year; visit a deserted island with Hugo Williams; explore poetry in Oxford; find out how to publish your own book; get introduced to eight important poets from continental Europe; and read the poem Andrew Motion thought he had identified as "teenage" Plath. More articles available online:

Letter from the Director (Jules Mann)
Interview with Henry Normal, producer of Whine Gums on BBC3 (John Citizen)
Poems by members on the theme of Boundaries (selected by Kaiser Haq)

Autumn 2003


Katrina Porteous picks her top ten poems of "Britain" for National Poetry Day; U A Fanthorpe visits a fantasy island; Paul Farley explores ekphrasis; Maggie Harris visits Barbados; Nii Parkes finds connections between hip hop and poetry; and Joelle Taylor reports on the first International Conference on the Writing and Practice of Performance Poetry. Articles available online:

Letter from the Director (Jules Mann)
Radical Nostalgia: Top Ten Poems of "Britain" (Katrina Porteous)
Barbados Voices (Maggie Harris)
Poems by members on the theme of  Home (selected by Stephen Knight)