Depth beneath surface energy

My reviews of On Purpose by Nick Laird (above), Mario Petrucci’s Flowers of Sulphur and Todd Swift’s Winter Tennis appear in the Summer 2008 issue of Poetry London, out now (£5). I also recommend this issue for poems by Michael Symmons Roberts and recent Eric Gregory Award winner Emily Berry.

The Crane Wife

You know when you buy a CD, listen to it once and decide it’s not as good as you hoped, so you tuck it away in your collection never to be heard again? Well, I did this with The Decemberists’ first major album Picaresque and now I’ve done it with their second. A proper relisten today, whilst writing reviewsContinue reading “The Crane Wife”