Long Poem Magazine #7 (Winter 2012)

-Reviewed by Rishi Dastidar- Maybe it’s because it has felt like winter this year has been interminable that it has taken me a similarly lengthy amount of time to finish the winter edition of Long Poem Magazine. That makes it sounds like a negative experience, but far from it. In issue 7 there are plenty…

‘lapping water’ by Dan Flore III

-Reviewed by Ian Chung- lapping water is Dan Flore III’s self-published first collection of poetry, with cover art and illustrations by Andrew Amuso. However, the fact that this is a self-published work should not put anyone off from exploring Flore’s work, as there are some good poems to be found here. Opening poem ‘tap water’…

‘Cosmonauts’ by William Winfield Wright

-Reviewed by Ian Chung- As the first publication from Wormwood Chapbooks (a division of Rough Writers Publishing), William Winfield Wright’s Cosmonauts makes for an engaging and promising debut. (I was pleased to see that Wright already has another chapbook forthcoming from the press). Despite consisting of only 10 poems over 18 pages, the chapbook succeeds…

‘TWEET TWEET TWEET’ by Greg Santos

-Reviewed by Christopher Crawford- Greg Santos’ Corrupt Press chapbook is named TWEET TWEET TWEET. The clue is in the title and this is a mixed bag of whimsical musings much as if the poet has used the quotidian random associations we all make to construct his lighthearted poems. Many of the poems here refer to…

‘Close’ by Theresa Muñoz

-Reviewed by Afric McGlinchey- As the title of Theresa Muñoz’s chapbook suggests, these are poems that have ‘been felt’ as Elaine Feinstein puts it. The poetry in Theresa Muñoz’s début chapbook has an almost haiku-like clarity, accessible and delicate, full of the imagery of early love: ‘the old rain glowing in the street’; ‘your hand…

Four Rack Press Pamphlets 2012

House of Blue by Denise Saul; Spring Journal by Dan Wyke; Oh Bart by Martina Evans; The Heretic’s Feast by Michèle Roberts. £5 each from Rack Press. A set of 4 signed copies can be ordered for £15 while stocks last. -Reviewed by Angela Topping- Every year Nicholas Murray publishes four austerely produced, elegant and slender pamphlets of new work from poets, which have…