An occasional feature in which contributors to The Poetry Review share their essential poetry of the moment
Khairani Barokka’s poems ‘Flood Season’, ‘Jakarta’, and ‘Ramadhan’ appeared in The Poetry Review, Vol. 107, No 1, Spring 2017. Her mixtape takes us to poems in translation, poems with thoughts of home, poems to steady and to feed us.
Joe Dunthorne’s poem ‘Sweetheart underwater’ appeared in The Poetry Review, Vol. 107, No 1, Spring 2017. On his mixtape: poems from New York, the capybara unit of measurement, and treasures from the live poetry recording archives.
Andrew McMillan’s poems ‘first time sexting’ and ‘first time “posh”’ appeared in The Poetry Review, Vol. 107, No. 2, Summer 2017. His mixtape dances to the things not said, breaks and remakes your heart, compels you to move and compels you to listen.
D.M. Aderibigbe’s poem ‘Letter from My Father, Odysseus’ appeared in The Poetry Review, Volume 107, No 2, Summer 2017. His mixtape nourishes, like Modenine and Remi Aluko; explores, re-purposes and renovates inner and outer spaces.
Aria Aber’s poems ‘Fata Morgana, 1987’ and ‘Rapture Series’ are published in The Poetry Review, 107, No 3. Her ‘Behind the poem’ essay on ‘Fata Morgana, 1987’ is also published online. Her synesthetic mixtape includes many bold flavours: lavender, mescal, sunlight, clotted cream, milk with swan feathers.