Metre: A magazine of international poetry edited by Simon Caterson

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November 1997, no. 196

Metre: A magazine of international poetry edited by Simon Caterson

The Lilliput Press, $15.00 pb, 127 pp

Metre: A magazine of international poetry edited by Simon Caterson

by
November 1997, no. 196

With a title like Metre, you know that this magazine is not attracting readers by its chic and sexy appeal. Our own home-grown mags, such as Otis Rush, Salt, and HEAT, at least offer their poetry with a bit more adventure and promise. Furthermore, by combining poetry with a range of fiction, cultural criticism, essays or reviews, such local efforts release poetry from solitary confinement and bring new energies into it. In contrast, Metre seems nostalgic for older times, for days when poetry demanded respectful homage. As the staid European cousin, its conservative title is buoyed only by the overarching gaze of ambition.

Ann Vickery reviews 'Metre: A magazine of international poetry (No. 2, Spring 1997)' edited by Simon Caterson

Metre: A magazine of international poetry

edited by Simon Caterson

The Lilliput Press, $15.00 pb, 127 pp

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