A Perfect Mirror is Sarah Corbett’s fifth collection, and there’s a surety and confidence to her voice. There are poems responding to the work of many other writers, giving a sense of being in conversation with both the past and present. The stunning sequence which gives the collection its title is an exploration of Dorothy […]
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Deaths of the Poets

Chris Moss on whether readers value poets more when they are dead

PUBLISHED ON: 25/07/17


Do poets have a special, secret knowledge of death before it strikes them? How much do readers of poetry want their poets to be death-prone (which mig …

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NWR 100 Preview 5

Gwen Davies

PUBLISHED ON: 17/05/13


NWR’s landmark hundredth issue publishes a week tomorrow, Sat 25 May. Teaser-taster no. 5; subscribe now to read the full story by securing your copy. …

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A Perfect Queen

Inés Garland translated by Richard Gwyn

PUBLISHED ON: 08/05/13


You will be aware of an absence, presently, Growing beside you, like a tree – Sylvia Plath I look for Mama even though I know she is never here when I …

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