If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it.
Tiny poetry jewels for the ears The Interpreter's House
Series Finale with special thanks to Sophie Herxheimer for use of her artwork from Your Candle Accompanies the Sun, a re-imagining of Emily Dickinson's self-imposed seclusion, Henningham Family Press
reads From a Window by Christian Wiman, reproduced by kind permission of the poet & Farrar, Straus and Giroux
reads Tolu Agbelusi's The Gift reproduced by kind permission of the poet
reads On Highgate Hill by Kate Bingham, reproduced by kind permission of the poet
reads Liz Berry's Bird reproduced by kind permission of the poet
reads American Sonnet 95 by Wanda Coleman reproduced by kind permission of Black Sparrow Press
reads her own translation of F van Dixhoorn's Mill in the sun
reads Judith Willson's Southend, reproduced by kind permission of the poet
reads Eugen Gomringer's Silencio
reads Yaya Yao's english, reproduced by kind permission of Mawenzi House
reads O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman
reads Hecky Naw by Nate Marshall reproduced by kind permission of Penguin
reads Joanna Klink's Some Feel Rain, reproduced by kind permission of the poet
reads John McCullough's Soulcraft, reproduced by kind permission of the poet
reads an extract from Histoire de Florida by Robert Creeley
reads David Ferry's The guest Ellen at the supper for street people, reproduced by kind permission of The University of Chicago Press
reads Caroline Bird's To be explicit, reproduced by kind permission of the poet
reads Grandpa's fancy watch by Peter Kahn reproduced by kind permission of the poet
reads Tony Hoagland's In the waiting room with Leonard Cohen, reproduced by kind permission of Graywolf Press
reads Denise Riley's Listening for lost people which is reproduced by kind permission of the poet
reads Jennifer Militello's Dear B which is reproduced by kind permission of the poet
reads extract from Anne Carson's The Glass Essay
reads From a Window, by Christian Wiman, from his book Every Riven Thing (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010). Her latest collection of poems is Prodigal: New and Selected Poems (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015). Her new collection, Canopy, will be published in April 2022.
reads American Sonnet 95 by Wanda Coleman, from Wicked Enchantment, edited by Terrance Haynes and published by Black Sparrow Press. Sophie is an artist and poet who has held many residencies including for The National Maritime Museum, The Museum of Liverpool and Transport for London. Her collection Velkom to Inklandt (Short Books, 2017) was a Poetry Book of the Month in the Observer and a Sunday Times Book of the Year. Her book 60 Lovers to Make and Do, (Henningham Family Press, 2019) was a TLS Book of the Year. Her new collection is INDEX, a box of 78 collage poems, published as a pack of prophetic cards by experimental press, zimZalla.
reads Grandpa's fancy watch by Peter Kahn, from Little Kings, published by Nine Arches Press. Jill is Director of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, a collective which has been encouraging craft, community and development for two decades. More at jillabram.co.uk and malikaspoetrykitchen.com @MalikasKitchen
reads Bird by Liz Berry, published in Black Country by Penguin. Romalyn is a Filipino-born, Wolverhampton-based author. She is co-founding editor of harana poetry and a poetry editor at Ambit magazine. Her debut collection is Antiemetic for Homesickness (Chatto & Windus). More at romalyn ante.com
reads Hecky Naw By Nate Marshall from Finna, published by Bantam Dell. Mark 's poetry has appeared in titles including Magma, The Hudson Review, and Finished Creatures. His poetry criticism has appeared in The Times Literary Supplement. He tweets @_Mark_Ch_
reads Southend by Judith Willson, first published in The Interpreter's House, from the collection Fleet (Carcanet). Georgi is the editor of The Interpreter's House magazine https://theinterpretershouse.org/ and her first poetry collection Limbo is forthcoming in October 2021 from Blue Diode www.bluediode.co.uk
reads SILENCIO by Eugen Gomringer. The poem is in The Book of Constellations and Hours (Something Else Press, 1968) but was created first in the 1950s. Chris’s work crosses artforms and genres including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, drama and visual art. His work has been shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award and the Republic of Consciousness Prize.
reads Mill in the sun, translated from the Dutch Molen in de zon by F. van Dixhoorn, http://www.wonderlijkevlek.nl/english.html. Her latest collection is Plainspeak (Prototype Publishing) https://prototypepublishing.co.uk/product/plainspeak/ and more at https://www.astridalben.com
reads O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman, from Leaves of Grass. Aaron is a working-class poet and publisher from Cornwall, now living in Wales. He has had several pamphlets published and his debut collection, Angels the Size of Houses, is due out with Shearsman in July 2021. JH Prynne has called his poetry 'unicorn flavoured', and Gillian Clarke has called it 'word-music https://www.brokensleepbooks.com/aaron-kent
reads an extract from Histoire de Florida by Robert Creeley, published by Ferris editions. He is the author of A Piece, Poetry Wholes, and Family Portraits, all of which are published by If P Then Q. Other works include: Invisible Poems ZimZalla, WHO? The Literary Pocket Book, and Telegraphic Transcriptions Stranger Press / Dept Press. He also makes poetry objects such as Pharmacopoetics, Remains, Breath, Rilke Translations, Homeopoetry, and History of the English Working Class https://stephenemmerson.wordpress.com/about/
reads A Bird in the House from Elizabeth Jennings’ Collected Poems (Carcanet) https://www.carcanet.co.uk/index.shtml Mark is the creator and curator of poet library-cum-journal iamb, and author of digital poetry project Subruria.
reads Some Feel Rain by Joanna Klink, from RAPTUS, published by Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Copyright © 2010 by Joanna Klink.
Jennifer is the author of The Pact (Tupelo Press/Shearsman Books, 2021) and the memoir Knock Wood https://www.shearsman.com/store/-p307472014 https://www.dzancbooks.org/our-books/knock-wood.
She can be found at https://jennifermilitello.com/ and @JenifrMilitello.
reads The Gift by Tolu Agbelusi, Jacaranda Books https://www.jacarandabooksartmusic.co.uk/ She is a writer and activist who blogs about living beyond sexual abuse in childhood & works with creativity to generate transformation and healing. Her first collection Bird of Winter is available from Pavilion, find out more at http://alicehiller.info
reads In the waiting room with Leonard Cohen by Tony Hoagland, Graywolf press https://www.graywolfpress.org/ Her most recent collection is One Hundred Lockdown Sonnets from Nine Arches Press https://ninearchespress.com/shop.html#!/One-Hundred-Lockdown-Sonnets-paperback-Jacqueline-Saphra/p/283235992/category=0
reads english by Yaya Yao, from flesh, tongue (Mawenzi House) https://www.mawenzihouse.com/product/flesh-tongue/ and her pamphlet The Unquiet was published by Offord Road Books (2019). She’s working on her first collection www.lhhkiew.co.uk
reads Here the diminishing miles by Kei Miller, from in nearby bushes (Carcanet) https://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9781784108458 Caleb is a day-glo queero techno eco poet, tutor & facilitator and Bristol City Poet 2020 - 22. His latest pamphlet is Wasted Rainbow: https://tall-lighthouse.co.uk/caleb-parkin/ You can find him at www.couldbethemoon.co.uk and on Twitter @CalebParkin
reads To be explicit from In These Days of Prohibition by Caroline Bird (Carcanet) https://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9781784104788 She is studying for an MA at Royal Holloway and her pamphlet Inside the Smile is published by Cinnamon Press. Tamsin won the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2020 for poetry www.Tamsinhopkinswriter.com @THopkinsPoet
reads When you go away from The Lice by WS Merwin (Copper Canyon Press). Her sixth collection is The Black Place (Seren, 2019). She’s a lecturer on the Poetry School / Newcastle University MA in Writing Poetry. Find out more at www.tamaryoseloff.com / and at www.herculeseditions.com.
reads The old trees on the hill from The Shadow of Sirius by WS Merwin (Bloodaxe Books) https://www.bloodaxebooks.com/ He has just won the SoA 2020 Schlegel-Tieck German translation prize for Peter Huchel's book, These Numbered Days https://www.shearsman.com/store/Crucefix-Martyn-c28271672 Find his blog at https://martyncrucefix.com/
reads The guest Ellen at the supper for street people by David Ferry (The University of Chicago Press)
https://press.uchicago.edu/index.html Her recent writing is in Electric Literature, Lunch Ticket, and the Ploughshares blog. She tweets @aprilyee
reads Soulcraft by John McCullough from Reckless paper birds (Penned in the Margins) http://www.pennedinthemargins.co.uk/ His latest book Saffron Jack is published by Nine Arches Press https://ninearchespress.com/publications/poetry-collections/saffron-jack.html Twitter: @Betarish
reads On Highgate Hill by Kate Bingham, from Infragreen (Seren Books) https://www.serenbooks.com/ Her latest collection of poems is The House With Only an Attic And A Basement (Penguin, 2018) https://www.penguin.co.uk/authors/132289/kathryn-maris.html
Fiona reads Listening For Lost People by Denise Riley, from the collection Say Something Back https://www.panmacmillan.com/picador Michelle reads Dear B by Jennifer Militello, from the collection A Camouflage of Specimens & Garments https://www.tupelopress.org/ Nic reads an extract from The Glass Essay from Glass, Irony & God by Anne Carson https://www.ndbooks.com/