'The Least Feigning', a new poem by Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe
29 April 2014

What you say
about poetry
could very well
be stone-
cold factual


'The Philosophy Exam', a new poem by Kevin Brophy

Kevin Brophy
29 April 2014

Now you have seen the elephant and heard
from an ex-student who blogs an elegy
to his lost left leg (his transfemoral amputation),
and a friend (you visit him in emergency)


2014 Porter Prize Shortlist

Paul Kane et al.
27 April 2014

The Peter Porter Poetry Prize – now open to all poets writing in English – is one of our most prestigious prizes of its kind. Read this year’s four shortlisted poems.


'Reading the Greek Myths', a new poem by Judith Bishop

Judith Bishop
27 March 2014

You are seething; I am worried.
We have read the Greek myths.

This anger of yours feels like
a distant thunderclap



Brendan Ryan
27 March 2014

I take a straw broom to the damp leaves on the side path.
The concrete pavers are stained and dirty as they have been
for much of the year. Stooping allo More

'The Presence at Drake Court', a new poem by Will Eaves

Will Eaves
27 March 2014

What’s missing from this floor?
The furniture, but also the reason


'Of Ash', a new poem by Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton
25 March 2014

Cento after Peter Steele

Is this not running wild?
Silk-white ashes of dream and film
nerve into drama −
into darkness More

'Comatos and Lacon', a new poem by John Kinsella

John Kinsella
27 February 2014

How likely is it that the fellas who have
moved onto a place down the loop, who
are bricking their crossover, are named
Comatos and Lacon? That they have


'Mostly water', a new poem by Bonny Cassidy

Bonny Cassidy
27 February 2014

In winter the garden
like the back of our mind

a faint young sun.


'Ode to the Metro', a new poem by Fiona Wright

Fiona Wright
27 February 2014

There’s a still point in the afternoon
when the cross-eyed dogs
in the smudged pet-shop window
are a distraction:

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