Stephen Edgar

In ABR's seventh 'Poem of the Week' Stephen Edgar discusses and reads his poem 'Man on the Moon'.

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Stephen Edgar reviews Poetry Magazine's 'The Open Door'

Stephen Edgar
Sunday, 27 January 2013

‘Reading through a hundred years of Poetry, week after week of issue after issue after issue, some forty thousand poems in all, Don and I, when we weren’t rendered prone and moaning, jolted back and forth between elation and depression.’ So Christian Wiman writes in his introduction to this elating, and never depressing, new anthology celebrating one hu ...

Stephen Edgar shows us the dazzling pleasures of poetry that is ‘strictly ballroom’. Some years ago in a Greek restaurant, I was having lunch with Edgar, Martin Harrison, and Robert Gray. My fellow diners began excitedly discussing the finer technical points of a range of verse meters ...

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'Grand Canyon', a new poem by Stephen Edgar

Stephen Edgar
Sunday, 08 July 2012

Out on the viewing platform you look down,
From heights of sky
The wind-hit storeys try to scrape,
At this grand canyon of a cityscape

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'Morandi and the Hard Problem', a new poem by Stephen Edgar

Stephen Edgar
Wednesday, 29 June 2011

And once again that field of neutral light,
Those same few vessels subtly rearranged
Across the surface of a table,
The pots and bottles, vases, with a slight

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'Moonlight Sculptures', a new poem by Stephen Edgar

Stephen Edgar
Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Too hot and humid to do more than drowse
And slip – who knows how brief the interims? –
Into a chafed unconsciousness,

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