Yearly Archives: 2015


Liminal
POEMS FOR A LIMINAL AGE    Edited by Mandy Pannett SPM Publications ISBN: 978-0-9927055-6-5 This anthology of poetry grew from an idea by Mandy Pannett, author of ALL THE INVISIBLES from the same publisher,  a previous Poetry Kit Book of the Month, to produce an anthology of poetry in support of […]

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LARK SKIES by Chester Poets Cestrian Press ISBN 9780 904448 450 This anthology grew from a Chester Poets project to engage with the poets of the WW1.  Each poet chose a writer from WW1 and wrote a poem inspired by them, and this together with a short biography of the […]

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AFTER THE SILENT PHONE CALL by Wendy Holborow Poetry Salzburg ISBN 978-3-901993-50-3   In this latest publication in the Poetry Salzburg Pamphlet Series the publisher has again selected a poet with outstanding individual voice.  In these poems Holborow identifies and evokes the solitary world we all inhabit at times, and […]

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  WILD GOOSEBERRIES OF HAILUNG by Frances Corkey Thompson Indigo Dreams Publishing 978-1-909357-67-9   Thompson explores the extraordinary resource of her fathers letters written at a time when he was a missionary in China.  With this inspiration she sets out to follow his tracks and in doing so produces a series of […]

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CONGRATULATIONS ON THE 200th EDITION   REACH POETRY MAGAZINE Indigo Dreams Publishing   It is a great pleasure for me to congratulate REACH POETRY which has just published its 200th edition.  This is a great milestone for any magazine let alone a monthly poetry magazine.  One of the surprising things about […]

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SHORT OF BREATH by Vivien Jones Cultured Llama 978-0-9926485-5-8   This collection of poems call on skills of observation and understanding that Vivian Jones has in abundance. The images are sharp the insights and juxtapositions outstanding and memorable. This is a collection of poems that once read will be returned […]

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FAMILIARS by Linda Rose Parkes Hearing Eye ISBN 978-1-905082-73-5   In her third collection Parkes produces poems that burrow into everyday relationships between people and animals and the world they both inhabit. The world that Parkes reveals is a place of symbiosis and, as the title reflects, reliance on others […]

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LUNCH POEMS 50th Anniversary Edition  by Frank O’Hara strong>City Lights Books ISBN 978-0-87286-617-1   LUNCH POEMS was originally published as part of the City Lights Pocket poets Series in 1964 and has been constantly in print ever since.  This new edition from City Lights includes some additional material in the […]

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DRAGON CHILD by Marina Sanchez Pub Acumen Publications ISBN 978-1-873161-45-6   DRAGON CHILD is a short collection in the wonderful Acumen Occasional Pamphlet series capturing the experience of a mother who has a daughter diagnosed with CHARGE syndrome.  As you would expect the poems show the highs and lows of […]

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