Welcome to Litter, a magazine of contemporary poetry, which includes essays, reviews and visual art. It's been running since 2005, and will be updated regularly. Enjoy your visit.
Alan Baker, Editor
Peter Hughes takes Martin Stannard's "Test for Poets"
Three sonnets, translated by Ian Brinton and Michael Grant
Questions and Answers
Four Poems after Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837)
Review - a collage / text collaboration by John Bloomberg-Rissman and Anne Behrendt'
from 'A Bozian Journel'
Poem to Martin Stannard
Three prose poems
Review - Martin Stannard's new book
Poem - A Long Weekend On The Sofa
from "In The House of The Hangman"
Tribute to Ed Baker (1941-2016)
Review - Oystercatchers from Robert Sheppard and Kat Peddie
Review - Thorn Corners by Stephen Nelson
From: "10 Charms for Deafness (with Spectacles)"
A Poem for Peter Dent
30 MINUTES WITH... Dierdre Barlow
Review - new books by Rupert Loydell and Paul Sutton
Review - "Top Ten Tyres" by Gareth Twose
Three poems from "The Japan Quiz"
Five villanelles from "My Life as a Mad King"
Poem - from "A Panic That Can Still Come Upon Me"
Review - Selected Poems of Peter Gizzi
Review - "Maelstrom Origami" by Steve Spence
Review - Selected Poems of Paul Violi
Introduction to "Little Things" by Abdellatif Laâbi
Poems from "Little Things"
Review - "Ephemeris" by Dorothy Lehane
Two poems from 'Ephemeris'
Paul A. Green
Five poems from 'Shadow Times', a work in progress
Two Poems from "Purple Notebook of Raquette Lake"
Two Poems from "The Little book of Illusions"
Review - "Uncertain Measures" by Aidan Semmens
Versions of Cavalcanti
Essay - The Poetry of Peter Dent
Poem - Nocturne in Greenwich Meantime
Poem - Nocturnes 1 to 5
Poem Extract - from 'A Lizard in the Shadows'
Review - "The Book of Isaac" by Aidan Semmens
Simon Howard (1960-2013) - A Tribute:
Editors: Sarah Crewe, Richard Barrett
Reviews of Howard's work by Peter Hughes and David Grundy
Tributes by Susan St John, Richard Barrett
Tributes John Fallas and Pavlos Antoniadis
David Berridge, Sarah Crewe, Wayne Clements,
John Bloomberg-Rissman, Carol Watts, Mark Cobley
Mendoza, Nat Raha, Harry Godwin, David Grundy
Music for harpsichord by Richard Barrett
Review - "Claremont Road" by Paul Hawkins
Essay: The Making of a Gay Reader
Review: 'Archilochus on the Moon' by Simon Perril
from the Anglo Saxon
The Nine Herbs Charm: translated by Gavin Chapell
from the Old Norse
from The Saga of Hervor and Heidrek: translated by Gavin Chapell
Two poems: translated from the Italian by Roy Marshall
Two Dave Turnip poems
Poem - translated by Alistair Noon
Six new poems
Review of Ed Baker's "Stone Girl e-pic"
Review - 'Lever Arch' by Mark Burnhope
Review - ‘An Anatomy of Melancholy' by Tom Jenks
Poem read by Alan Baker - audio
Review - Petrarch tr. Hughes
Petrach's sonnets tr. Peter Hughes
The Poetry of Theodore Enslin - special feature
Theodore Enslin in conversation
Review of Enslin's 'Nine', 'In Tandem', and "I, Benjamin"
Theodore Enslin reading his poetry - audio
Poems from Enslin's last book
The Poetry of Abdulkareem Kasid
Chinese Poets of the Tang Dynasty
Translations by Martin Stannard
Poem in audio
John Bloomberg-Rissman and Anne Gorrick
Extract from a sonnet sequence
Nicholas T. Spatofora
Review of "Silences: The Autobiography of Loss" by Eileen R. Tabios
Review of "Dante's Inferno" tr. Philip Terry
Review of "Wildlife" by Rupert Loydell
Robert Sheppard feature
Scott Thurston reviews "The Lores"
Alan Baker reviews "The Given"
New poems by Robert Sheppard