Poet and author Kavita Jindal selects fourteen poems by fourteen poets from the anthology, The HarperCollins Book of English Poetry, published in July 2012.
New poetry from Liz Lefroy.
Kate Potts reads from Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red and appreciates the poet's 'ability to combine acutely observed domesticity with the numinous and mythical'.
Three new poems from 'The Argument: Art V Poetry' - a collaboration between Katrina Naomi and the visual artist, Tim Ridley.
Tim Well reads from The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon written by lady-in-waiting to the Empress Sadako at the end of the tenth century in Japan.
Three new poems by Fiona Sinclair.
Sarah Wardle reads John Donne's 'The Flea' and writes her own homage.
Andy Jackson reads Philip Larkin's 'At Grass' and finds compassion and wonder.
Simon Barraclough on Byron’s ‘Darkness’.
Ian Duhig explores the poem as machine with reference to a short poem by Martin Bell called 'Writer's Block'.
Claire Trévien reads Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'A Musical Instrument' - a nuanced portrayal of Pan, the 'wrecker of reeds'.
Clare Pollard reads John Donne's 'The Good-Morrow' and recalls teenaged drama and heartbreak.
Todd Swift reads Terence Tiller's 'Egyptian Dancer' and is seduced by its progressive (for the forties) sensuality.
Two new poems by Bethany Pope.
Martina Evans reads 'Donal Óg' and discovers that 'a grief is a grief and nothing can express this universal human condition better than poetry.'
A poem from This Line Is Not For Turning - an anthology of contemporary British Prose Poetry which was published by Cinnamon Press in October last year.
Tim Turnbull reads 'Prologue: In The Stalls' by Arthur Symons.
Tamar Yoseloff reads 'The Black Lace Fan My Mother Gave Me' by Eavan Boland.
Two new poems from Liz Lefroy.
John McCullough reads 'Having a Coke with You' and reflects on Frank O'Hara's influence on his own work.
Róisín Tierney reads Charlotte Mew’s beautiful poem about a doomed marriage.
Julia Bird puts forward Keats' 'Ode to a Nightingale' as a poetry instruction manual and attempts to make a cross-century connection.
Rosie Shepperd looks at the effect of strategic line-breaks and indents in CK William's disturbing poem 'The Dirty Talker: D Line, Boston'.
The first in our New Series of 'Poets Reading Poets' - August Kleinzahler is moved by the 'pathos, born of limitation and disappointment, in a middle-western mill town circa 1950' in a poem by James Wright.
Three poems from Liane Strauss, poet and Birkbeck lecturer.
This collection celebrates the King James Version of the Bible and illustrates the way contemporary poets can bridge the past and the present by reflecting on this text.
SJ Ahmed reviews “Suspended Somewhere Between” by Akbar Ahmed.
Showcasing poetry by Arrowhead's Stephen Boyce...
Showcasing poetry by Arrowhead's Diane Cockburn...