Tuesday, 7 July 2009

The next train calls at...

Nathan Thompson, Peter Hughes, Martin Stannard, Rupert Loydell and all stations in between. Which is to say, I've been browsing the latest issue of Shadowtrain, and jolly good it is too, with plenty to really get your teeth into.

Martin Stannard's a poet whose work I can love one moment, hate the next, but that means reading him's always an enjoyable and energising experience, and the best of the poems in this batch are great - I was laughing out loud at a couple of them as I read them at work. I liked Rupert Loydell's prose poems, too, and Ian McMillan's review of Gavin Selerie's New and Selected Poems is well worth a look.

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