Volume 104, No 3, Autumn 2014

1044 TPR cover NEW SIZE_Layout 1“Poetry can go through lulls… and then come spells of activity. Sometimes the tradition is remade as it was 100 years ago; but more often, there’s a shake-up, a freshening of material and language, as indeed occurred in the early 90s when a smart, disenchanted generation with time to spare emerged in a subculture of gigs and informal workshops. As it happens, my guess is we are on the cusp – or possibly in the midst – of some such spell of activity, if only because so much of the texture of daily life has changed in the past twenty years.”

from Maurice Riordan’s Editorial

The Poetry Review podcast


Kim Addonizio, Party; White Flower, Red Flower;Prosody Pathétique
Sarah Roby, The Recurrency of Peter Body; C-Bomb; Maenads Read Sarah’s ‘Behind the poem’ essay
Christopher Reid, Unruly Thoughts
Katharine Towers, from Flower Remedies
Maura Dooley, Cleaning Jim Dine’s Heart (shortlisted for Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2014)
Denise Saul, The Rider
Durs Grünbein, Calypso Deep; Mimosa
Zaffar Kunial, Fielder; The Word; Q; from Empty Words


Deep River Talk: Gregory O’Brien’s notes from a far province
Next Generation Poets 2014


Sean Borodale, from Human Work. Read Sean’s ‘Behind the poem’ essay
Rachael Allen, The Slim Man; Joanna
Paul Henry, The Early City; Kicking the Stone
Philip Fried, Irrationals; The Full Treatment
Linda Gregerson, Pythagorean
Mark Granier, Navels
Mariam Alatar, The Doll
Jason Schneiderman, The Last Book; The Last Abortion; The Last Typist; The Last Baby; The Last Black Hole


The Poetry Society Annual Lecture by Carolyn Forché


Tim Dooley on The Poetry of Derek Walcott, 1948-2013
Carol Rumens on Kei Miller and Fiona Benson
Kate Clanchy on Robert Crawford and Ruth Padel
Rory Waterman on Kit Wright
Kathryn Gray on Lorraine Mariner, Mir Mahfuz Ali and Vidyan Ravinthiran
A.B. Jackson on Sheenagh Pugh and Toby Martinez de las Rivas
Julia Bird on Niall Campbell, Tom French and Róisín Tierney
Jack Underwood on Tom Paulin’s New Selected Poems
Tiffany Atkinson on Beatrice Garland and Simon Richey

Letter from Mumbai by Amali Rodrigo
Moniza Alvi and Esther Morgan reveal the ‘Anon. Poets’ in their guest-edited issue, 103:1

Cover image Shout / Dutch Uncle.