Poetry News – Spring 2012

Poetry News Spring 12Allison McVety wins the National Poetry Competition with ‘To the lighthouse’… she speaks to Katy Evans Bush. Andy Croft writes about the verse novel and the Pushkin sonnet, Helen Mort on her Poetry Hero Norman MacCaig, Kona Macphee on mentoring, and Shearsman profiled by Colette Sensier,  

Plus… Paul Muldoon, Leonardo da Vinci commission with Maurice Riordan and Jo Shapcott, the 2011 Ted Hughes shortlist and the Castle and Canal writing project run by Leicester Stanza. Members’ Poems on the theme of ‘war’, selected by Bernardine Evaristo.