Synopses & Reviews
From modest beginnings in 1988, Poetry London has developed into one of the UKs leading poetry magazines, including the latest work from across the UK and Ireland, but also from Europe, America and other parts of the world, much of it in translation. This book is a selection by Poetry London editors Tim Dooley and Martha Kapos of the very best poems, reviews, and features to mark the 25th anniversary of its publication. The anthology includes writing by Jo Shapcott, E. A. Markham, August Kleinzahler, Sinéad Morrissey, Daljit Nagra, Seamus Heaney, Marilyn Hacker, Paul Muldoon, Bill Manhire, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Medbh McGuckian, Simon Armitage, Maurice Riordan, and many others.
“Poetry London has long been essential reading. Try imagining contemporary poetry without it.” —Sean OBrien, author, The Drowned Book
About the Author
Tim Dooley is the reviews editor of Poetry London. He has reviewed poetry for the Times Literary Supplement, written obituaries for the Times, and edited the small press magazine Green Lines. He has also been a creative writing tutor for the Arvon Foundation, Writers Inc, and the Poetry School. His first collection of poetry was The Interrupted Dream. He is also the author of The Secret Ministry and Tenderness, both winners in the Poetry Business pamphlet competition. Tenderness was also a Poetry Book Society pamphlet choice. His latest collection Keeping Time, is a Poetry Book Society recommendation. Martha Kapos is the assistant poetry editor of Poetry London. She is the author of My Nights in Cupids Palace, which won the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and Supreme Being, which was a Poetry Book Society recommendation.