Tag Archives: Ben Parker

Oxford Poetry XIV.2 (Winter 2012)

-Reviewed by Claire Trévien- It’s a compliment to say that Oxford Poetry, one of the oldest poetry magazines of its kind (113 years old to be precise), does not look its age. The cover may be quietly unassuming, in a vintage picnic basket kind of way, but the list of contributors reads like a who’s…

‘The Escape Artists’ by Ben Parker

-Reviewed by James Webster- Ben Parker’s debut pamphlet from Tall Lighthouse is beautifully and disconcertingly not-quite-familiar. Approaching familiar objects and ideas through a variety of unsettling and alien lenses that make the everyday unfamiliar, it is thoughtful, funny and full of inventive expression. And no poem in the collection embodies this more than ‘The Restaurant’…