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Poetry Round-Up 2014

-by Claire Trévien- It’s been a busy year for published poetry over at Sabotage Reviews, we’ve reviewed in the last year around 124 poetry titles, including anthologies, pamphlets, collections, and magazines. This increase in activity is all due to our wonderful reviewers, which includes regulars who’ve been writing for us for a few years now…

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At the Memory Exchange by Kathleen Bell

-Reviewed by Lavinia Singer- What’s it worth? A question that rings throughout this recent pamphlet of Kathleen Bell. If something can be named and priced, it can be bought and owned. The first sequence ‘They Come For You To Buy And Sell’ begins like a grim horror story. We meet ‘the purchasers’, clad in black,…

‘Poems of Yves Bonnefoy 1′ (trans. by Ian Brinton & Michael Grant)

  -Reviewed by Hayden Westfield-Bell-   Ian Brinton and Michael Grant team up to translate the poems of Yves Bonnefoy in the aptly named Poems of Yves Bonnefoy 1, a new chapbook published by Oystercatcher Press. The authors capture Bonnefoy’s delicate, stark environments and present them through a characteristically minimal style; mimicking Bonnefoy’s efficient yet…

‘flick invicta’ by Sarah Crewe

-Reviewed by Charles Whalley- flick invicta is a reminder that all poems are lists of words to be interpreted. Few of Sarah Crewe’s poems contain complete sentences; most toy with some connective syntax; some are almost entirely nouns. The poems are often formatted with large spaces within the lines, justified with both margins, accentuating the…

Feeling competitive?

I have ordered all sorts of delicious pamphlets and poetry collections that I’ll get my hands on next week including the last two Anon, some Oystercatcher press and some Pighog press. In the meantime, for the more competitive-minded among you, here is a quick list of competitions with relatively urgent deadlines: 1) A John Lennon…