Pratik: British Poetry Edition

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The Special Contemporary British Poetry issue
Edited By Yuyutsu RD Sharma
Guest Editor: Pascale Petit

The Special issue features new poems by 26 leading UK poets: Moniza Alvi, Ruth Padel, Robin Robertson, Sean O’Brien, David Constantine, Mimi Khalvati, Fiona Sampson, Alice Oswald, Daljit Nagra, Patience Agbabi, Selima Hill, Matthew Sweeney, Robert Minhinnick, Gwyneth Lewis, Les Murray, Tim Liardet, George Szirtes, Pascale Petit, John Kinsella, Polly Clark, Nick Laird, Colette Bryce, John Haynes, Carol Rumens, Penelope Shuttle, and W.N. Herbert.

Contents

Guest Editorial
Editorial

POETRY :
I. Moniza Alvi : Four Poems :
1. Island
2. Hanging
3. Not Exactly
4. Sunday

II. Ruth Padel : Five Poems :
1. Tiger Drinking at Forest Pool
2. The Forest, the Corrupt Official and a Bowl of Penis Soup
3. Surfaces
4. Pieter the Funny One
5. The Glassmakers

III. Robin Robertson : Five Poems :
1. The Park Drunk
2. Ghost of a Garden
3. Entry
4. Holding Proteus
5. Crossing the Archipelago

IV. Sean O ‘Brien : Four Poems :
1. Blue Night
2. Fantasia on a Theme of James Wright
3. Blizzard
4. Arcadia

V. David Constantine : Four Poems :
1. Frieze
2. The Woman in the House
3. Finder
4. Floor of the Ammonites

VI. Mimi Khalvati : Five Poems :
1. Water Blinks
2. Come Close
3. On a Line from Forough Farrokhzad
4. Overblown Roses
5. Ghazal

VII. Fiona Sampson : Three Poems :
1. Messiaen’s Piano
2. The Plunge
3. Night Fugue

VIII. Alice Oswald : Two Poems :
1. Dunt
2. Fragment of an Unfinished Morning

IX. Daljit Nagra : Four Poems :
1. Darling & Me!
2. Look we have Coming to Dover!
3. Digging
4. Singh Song!

X. Patience Agbabi : Two Poems :
1. The Wife of Bafa
2. Josephine Baker Finds herself

XI. Selima Hill : Three Poems :
1. Articulate Serrations
2. The Wife
3. Gentle Pressure on the Sides of Piglets

XII. Matthew Sweeney : Five Poems :
1. Moscow
2. Opera
3. The Letter
3. The Hunger Artist at Home
4. Underground

XIII. Robert Minhinnick : Three Poems :
1. The Cormorant
2. Sageflowers for Charles Saatchi
3. The Tooth

XIV. Gwyneth Lewis : Three Poems :
1. The Hedge
2. Tongue Fetishist
3. A Promising Breakthrough

XV. Les Murray : Seven Poems :
1. Cattle-hoof Hardpan
2. As Country was Slow
3. The Conversations
4. From a Tourist Journal
5. Observing the Mute Cat
6. Midi
7. Phone Canvass

XVI. Tim Liardet : Three Poems :
1. From the Blood Choir
2. The Lumhar Region
3. A Shithouse Reverie

XVII. George Szirtes : Four Poems :
1. Dust Skin Glove Bowl
2. The Old
3. The Street in Movement
4. From the Birds

XVIII. Pascale Petit : Four Poems :
1. The Treekeeper’s Tale
2. The Strait-jackets
3. The Snake House
4. What the Water gave me

XIX. John Kinsella : Three Poems :
1. Fog Topography
2. Fog Frenzy
3. Corellas : Moving Stars

XX. Polly Clark : Four Poems :
1. Yariguies Brush Finch
2. Trash
3. Beheaded
4. Bar Harbor

XXI. Nick Laird : Two Poems :
1. The Underwood No. 4
2. The Hall of Medium Harmony

XXII. Colette Bryce : Four Poems :
1. Car Wash
2. Self-Portrait (in the Dark with Cigarette)
3. A Spider
4. When I Land in Northern Ireland

XXIII. John Haynes : Three Poems :
1. Ballade of the Whiteman’s Girlfriend
2. Stones
3. From You

XXIV. Carol Rumens : Three Poems :
1. The Silk Tie
2. Personae Separatae
3. Spurn Head

XXV. Penelope Shuttle : Four Poems :
1. Gardener
2. Grownup at Last
3. Columbaire
4. The Train

XXVI. W.N. Herbert : Four Poems :
1. The Shower
2. For Bruno Schultz
3. Mist in Glen Convinth
4. Islander

Editors for the Special Issue

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