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Faber New Poets 9 Rachael Allen

Faber New Poets 9 by Rachael Allen

-Reviewed by Charles Whalley- Rachael Allen writes nervous poems of suppressed menace. In her debut pamphlet, the speakers are “always expecting / something to happen”(‘Regional Tendencies’), awaiting some approaching cataclysm like the “resigned” frogs “being swept downstream glassy-eyed and knowing towards the / open mouth of a drain” (‘Transportation’). In the poems’ strange perceptiveness, there…

I-love-roses-cover

I LOVE ROSES WHEN THEY’RE PAST THEIR BEST ed. by Harry Burke

-Reviewed by Rosie Breese- This bold and beautiful anthology from Test Centre is refreshing in every possible way. For one thing, although the list of poets on the back reads like a roll-call of the achingly cool and arty, this is absolutely not another collection grouped arbitrarily around demographics (‘hot young things of poetry today’,…

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…