Poetry Review 97:1, Beauty and risk

Posted by Expert Gadget Reviewer on Saturday, 31 March 2007

The new issue of Poetry Review (Spring 2007) is out, and not only features the winners of the National Poetry Competition (ok, I know the Independent on Sunday gets them first, but the poems look and feel so much better in PR) and the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize 2006 (Tamara Fulcher's 'Choirsinger', from PR 95:4), but also excellent new poetry from David Harsent, Sean O'Brien, Moniza Alvi, and Gwyneth Lewis. I particularly enjoyed Sarah Wardle's short poem, 'Healing'. You'll also find the usual reviews, with a particular focus on the recent poetry and critical works of Paul Muldoon, and a poem of mine, 'Filter'. Do tell me what you think of it, as for various reasons it isn't the sort of poem I usually write.