Welcome to our special issue: Poetry & the Visual, a rare full-colour version of the magazine, accompanied by 4 postcards featuring work by the artist/poets involved.
Iwan Bala on text and image in painting
Matt Jarvis takes a historical perspective on concrete poetry, (see below)
Elin ap Hywel reflects on a collaboration, (see below)
Pascale Petit discusses sculpture and poetry, (see below)
Angela Gardner on gesture and rhythm.
Poems by Dannie Abse, David Foster-Morgan, David Kennedy, Lyn Hjelmgaard, Helen Lopez, Peter Finch (see below), Mike Jenkins, Peter Barry (see below), Cris Paul, Alan Halsey, Tilla Brading, Ian Davidson, Tony Curtis, Naomi Foyle, Hywel Griffiths, Greg Hill, Phil Maillard, Jeremy Hooker, David Greenslade (see below), Norman Schwenk, Richard Poole, Malene Engelunde, Phil Knight, Steve Griffiths, Margaret Lloyd (see below), John Powell Ward.
And in our reviews section:
Lyndon Davies looks at collections by two contributors to this issue, Helen Lopez and Angela Gardner,
Sue Hubbard reviews three collaborations between artists and poets,
John Goodby considers two books by David Greenslade, including a collaboration with the late William Brown,
Zoe Brigley weighs up anthologies from Bloodaxe and Seren,
Ian Gregson reviews Mary Oliver’s Evidence.