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Picking out some favourite poems from Blackbox Manifold 21, by Kimberley Campanello, Dan Eltringham, Calum Hazell, Catherine Vidler, Tessa Berring and Kathrine Sowerby
With the launch of Issue 20 at the Barbican Library on Monday October 29th, editors Linda Black and Claire Crowther celebrate the 10th anniversary of Long Poem Magazine.
Antony John reviews the exhibition by artists Pete Smith and Lola Bunting at London’s Avivson Gallery
Translation of an event featuring poets being expansive with notions of translation: including Zoe Skoulding, Jonathan Skinner, Lee Ann Brown, Amy Evans and many others. Photos by Jeff Hilson
Getting to grips with tentacles…
Write up of a performance at the Betsey Trotwood involving 26 poets, each given a letter of the alphabet and asked to write and recite a poem about a villain beginning with that letter.
Antony John reviews collaborative performances by Ghazal Mosadeq and Katherine E Bash of their work ‘WATER = BONE Io + FIRE AIR (Plants and MINERALS) and Planets’ (April 2018)
Write-up of an event to address issues of representation for reviewers and poets of colour, with Sandeep Parmar, Sarah Howe, Michael Caines, Jericho Brown, Kishani Widyaratna, Momtaza Mehri and Sian Cain.
A look at issue 5 of Tongue, a beautifully designed online magazine: sensuous, intelligent, approachable and provoking, including work by Kathryn Nuernberger, Gohar Dashti and Kenji C. Liu.
Spring arrives unequivocally, we all reminisce about rimming, quiffs, flares and statue-worship, and Richard Scott and Kate Foley read to an animated, supportive audience at Gay's the Word.