As the title suggests, Aperture opens gaps through which to see and hear the lives of imagined and actual women. [It] becomes a stage on which these women perform, and the poems play with notions of staging, with how we present ourselves and how we are perceived and represented by others. The stories and voices in Aperture “bend and come back again,” telling the truth slant.
Collected Poems 1976–2016 gathers carefully chosen and reviewed texts from Peter Robinson’s nine books of poetry, to which is added a newly completed tenth collection, For the Small Mercies, which completes a triptych of books written since Robinson’s return after nearly two decades of working in Kyoto and Sendai, a return that, coinciding with the global financial crisis and onset of austerity culture, provided occasions for further reflections on the economic motifs of his earliest poems.
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James Davies reviews Rachel Sills
Rachel Sills’ 200 Houses is a little gem of a book in the mould of George Perec’s Two Hundred and Forty-three Postcards in Real Colour, and just as funny. As the title suggests it is a serial poem of 200 numbered short descriptions...12 September 2016
Martin Domleo reviews Yvonne Reddick
Anyone with a sense of the past could not fail to be engaged by the poems in this beautifully presented pamphlet. They are at once direct and multi-layered, grabbing you with volleys of carefully crafted lines and carrying you with them to a poem’s conclusion....12 September 2016