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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

Catherine Hales
Essay - The Poetry of Peter Dent

Alan Halsey
Poem - Nocturne in Greenwich Meantime

Paul Sutton
Poem - Nocturnes 1 to 5

Linda Black
Four Poems

Janet Sutherland
Four Poems

John Mingay
Poem Extract - from 'A Lizard in the Shadows'

Litterbug
Review - "The Book of Isaac" by Aidan Semmens

Simon Howard (1960-2013) - A Tribute:

     Editors: Sarah Crewe, Richard Barrett

     Prose

          Reviews of Howard's work by Peter Hughes and David Grundy

          Tributes by Susan St John, Richard Barrett

          Tributes John Fallas and Pavlos Antoniadis

     Poetry

          David Berridge, Sarah Crewe, Wayne Clements,

          John Bloomberg-Rissman, Carol Watts, Mark Cobley

          Mendoza, Nat Raha, Harry Godwin, David Grundy

     Music

          Music for harpsichord by Richard Barrett

Litterbug
Review - "Claremont Road" by Paul Hawkins

Gregory Woods
Essay: The Making of a Gay Reader

John Mingay
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

Andrea Inglese
Two poems: translated from the Italian by Roy Marshall

Paul Sutton
Two Dave Turnip poems

Martin Stannard
Poems

Sue Dymoke
Poems

Osip Mandelstam
Poem - translated by Alistair Noon

Peter Dent
Six new poems

John Martone
Review of Ed Baker's "Stone Girl e-pic"

Ed Baker
Paintings

Peter Maguire
Two paintings

Abdellatif Laâbi
Poems

PaulSutton
Article: the left-liberal bias in contemporary poetry

Alan Baker
Review - 'Lever Arch' by Mark Burnhope

Gareth Twose
Review - ‘An Anatomy of Melancholy' by Tom Jenks

Daniel O'Donnell-smith
Poem read by Alan Baker - audio

Phil Simmons
Review - Petrarch tr. Hughes

Petrarch
Petrach's sonnets tr. Peter Hughes

C.J. Allen
Review - collections by Paul Sutton and Ian Seed

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

     Bibliography

John Welch
The Poetry of Abdulkareem Kasid

Abulkareem Kasid
Poem

Martin Stannard
Poems

David Giannini
Poems

Chinese Poets of the Tang Dynasty
Translations by Martin Stannard

Mark Goodwin
Poem in audio

John Bloomberg-Rissman and Anne Gorrick
Extract from a sonnet sequence

Daniel O'Donnell-Smith
Poems

Nicholas T. Spatofora
Review of "Silences: The Autobiography of Loss" by Eileen R. Tabios

C.J.Allen
Review of new collections by Kim Moore and Julie Mellor

Litterbug
Review of "Dante's Inferno" tr. Philip Terry

Daniel O'Donnell-Smith
Review of "Wildlife" by Rupert Loydell

Rupert Loydell
Four Poems

Robert Sheppard feature

Scott Thurston reviews "The Lores"

Alan Baker reviews "The Given"

New poems by Robert Sheppard