This issue, based loosely on the theme of formal verse, begins a two-part feature on the American new formalists, with poems by Rachel Hadas, David Mason, Wyatt Prunty, Mary Jo Salter and Dana Gioia:
And there are also poems for a formal occasion: John Kinsella on the paintings of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, marking its 150th anniversary.
Jo Shapcott talks about geography, rootedness and the fear of falling, and:
Translation: Michael Hoffman leads a seminar on translating Rilke, with notes, transliterations and then parallel versions by Alistair Elliot, Elaine Feinstein, John Kinsella and Jo Shapcott.
Making hay in the suburbs: Joyelle McSweeney reviews the new Paul Muldoon...
Jeremy Noel-Tod reviews Jon Stallworthy's Rounding the Horn, and there are capsule reviews of Adam Zagajewski, Michael Longley and poems from Middle Kingdom Egypt, circa 2100-1600 BC.
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