Simon Barraclough on Byron’s ‘Darkness’.
Ian Duhig explores the poem as machine with reference to a short poem by Martin Bell called 'Writer's Block'.
Claire Trévien reads Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'A Musical Instrument' - a nuanced portrayal of Pan, the 'wrecker of reeds'.
Clare Pollard reads John Donne's 'The Good-Morrow' and recalls teenaged drama and heartbreak.
Todd Swift reads Terence Tiller's 'Egyptian Dancer' and is seduced by its progressive (for the forties) sensuality.
Two new poems by Bethany Pope.
Martina Evans reads 'Donal Óg' and discovers that 'a grief is a grief and nothing can express this universal human condition better than poetry.'
A poem from This Line Is Not For Turning - an anthology of contemporary British Prose Poetry which was published by Cinnamon Press in October last year.