The Review (1962-1972)
'The Review was started
to cope with the aftermath of this magazine called Tomorrow,
the one that published the Pinter play. The tendency for me
was to start another magazine in order to reassure the printer
that I hadn't really gone out of business, that he would be
paid eventually. OK, the magazine I handed to him (the Review,
No. 1) had another title and two years had passed since the
last time I'd given him anything to print (i.e. Tomorrow,
No. 4), but he agreed to do it. He was still hoping to get
paid for the Tomorrow work -- and was paid for it,
in the end.
'We had a committee consisting
of John Fuller, Francis Hope, Martin Dodsworth, Colin Falck,
Michael Fried and Gabriel Pearson. We never had meetings or
anything like that. There was a lot of correspondence, because
John went to Buffalo for a year. So he wrote to me a lot from
there. And Michael and Colin had already left Oxford and gone
off to London, where they shared a flat. Michael, a young
American poet, was a big influence on me at that time. Very
few members of the committee were around in Oxford, although
the thing was based in Oxford'. --
Excerpted from Ian Hamilton in Conversation with Dan Jacobson
contents are listed below.
A printable version
is also available.
Ian Hamilton in South Cornwall
(Photo Courtesy of Patricia Wheatley)
Issue No. 1
Zbigniew Herbert: 'Chairs',
'Drunkards', 'Hobgoblins', 'Help Pompeii' [Four prose poems
translated by George Gömöri]: 3
Donald Davie: 'Right Wing Sympathies'
Peter Redgrove: 'His Luck'
A. Alvarez: 'Night Music' [Poem]:
Michael Fried: 'Parting' [Poem]:
Roy Fuller: 'Religion' [Poem]:
'A. Alvarez and Donald Davie:
A Discussion': 10-25
Vladimir Mayakovsky: 'Fiddle-ma-Fidgin'
[Poem; translated by Edwin Morgan]: 26-28
John Fuller: 'Thom Gunn' [Rev.
of Fighting Terms, by Thom Gunn; Note on the text of
Fighting Terms]: 29-34
Ian Hamilton: 'There is a Happy
Land' [Rev. of Liareggub Revisited, by David Holbrook]:
Francis Hope: 'Barker without
his Bite' [Rev. of The View From a Blind I, by George
Edward Pygge: 'A Pretty Pair'
[Rev. of The Night of the Hammer, by Ned O'Gorman; A
Row of Pharoahs, by Patrick Creagh]: 38-39
Clive Jordan: 'A Lonely Apocalyptic'
[Rev. of torse 3, by Christopher Middleton]: 39-40
Peter Marsh: 'Cold Comfort'
[Rev. of Haste to the Wedding, by Alex Comfort]: 40-41
John Fuller: 'Five Riddles'
[Poems; 'A Note on Riddles']: 42-43
Issue No. 2
Colin Falck: 'Dreams and Responsibilities'
[Rev. of The New Poetry, selected by A. Alvarez]: 3-18
George MacBeth: 'Er' [Poem]:
Jon Silkin: 'Nature with Man'
John Fuller: 'Out of the Wood'
Martin Dodsworth: 'The Man
in the Iron Mask' [Rev. of Oxford Address on Poetry,
by Robert Graves]: 29-32
Peter Marsh: 'An Unconvincing
Handful' [Rev. of Between Mars and Venus, by Robert Conquest;
In a Green Night, by Derek Walcott; The Blue-Fly in
his Head, by John Heath-Stubbs; A Garland for the Green,
by Ewart Milne; Control Tower, by Richard Kell]: 33-36
Patrick Bridgwater: 'Classical
Anthology' [Rev. of Modern German Poetry, 1910-1960,
edited by Michael Hamburger and Christopher Middleton]: 37-43
Michael Fried: 'Words are Easy'
[Rev. of Works and Days, by Irving Feldman]: 44-46
Edward Pygge: Tedium [Rev.
of Poems, Golders Green, by Dannie Abse]: 47-48
Issue No. 3
|Graham Martin: 'More
Wound than Bow' [Rev. of Collected Poems: 1936-1960, by
Roy Fuller]: 3-11
Geoffrey Lehmann: 'The Dolphins'
Ian Hamilton: 'Robert Lowell'
[On Lord Weary's Castle]: 15-23
Michael Hamburger: 'The Search'
Edwin Morgan: 'Hugh MacDiarmid'
[Rev. of Collected Poems, by Hugh MacDiarmid]: 25-30
Martin Dodsworth: 'Cecil Day
Lewis' [Rev. of The Gate, by C. Day Lewis]: 31-36
Stephen Wall: 'Grooves of Academe'
[Rev. of A Sequence for Francis Parkman, by Donald Davie]:
Peter Marsh: Pulp Poet [Rev.
of Sense of Hope, by Vernon Scannell]: 39
Issue No. 4
Baylay: 'The Collected Plays' [T. S. Eliot]: 3-11
F. W. Bateson: 'Burbank with
a Baedeker / Eliot with a Laforgue' [Essay]: 12-15
Michael Hamburger: 'The Unity of Eliot's Poetry' [Essay]: 16-27
Martin Dodsworth: 'Gerontion and Christ' [Essay]: 28-34
Gwenn R. Boardman: 'Restoring the Hollow Man' [Essay]: 35-45
John Fuller: 'Five Finger Exercises' [Essay]: 46-51
W. W. Robson: 'Eliot's Later Criticism' [Essay]: 52-58
Colin Falck: 'Hurry Up Please Its Time' [Essay]: 59-64
Issue No. 5
Edwin Morgan: 'Edwin Muir'
Philip Larkin: 'Wild Oats'
Peter Dale: 'The Storms' [Poem]:
Roy Fuller: 'Three Sonnets'
Ian Hamilton: 'Last Illness'
Colin Falck: 'Denying Me',
'Evening', 'Suicide' [Three poems from the Spanish]: 16
A. Alvarez: 'Picture Gallery'
Friedrich Hölderlin: 'Rousseau',
'To Princess Augusta of Homburg', 'Heidelberg', 'The Farewell
(Second Version)', 'Her Recovery', 'Love', 'The Blind Singer',
'What is the Life of Men . . .', 'On Fallow Foliage . . .',
'For when the grapevine's sap . . .', 'If from the Distance
. . .' [Translated by Michael Hamburger with notes on the poems]:
William Empson: 'Early Auden'
[A transcript of Empson's contribution to a B.B.C.T.V. Bookstand
programme on Auden]: 32-34
Martin Dodsworth: 'Visionary,
Drear' [Rev. of Affinities, by Vernon Watkins]: 35-40
Colin Falck: 'The Lyrical Man'
[Rev. of The Evans Country, by Kingsley Amis; Lecture
to the Trainees, by George MacBeth; Walk from the House,
by Peter Dale; Other Hands, by Michael Fried]: 40-44
Stephen Wall: 'Pale Verse'
[Rev. of Pale Fire, by Vladimir Nabokov]: 45-47
Peter Marsh: 'That's Torn It,
Mammon' [Rev. of Tomorrow Morning, Faustus!, by I. A.
Richards; With Love Somehow, by Tony Connor]: 48-49
Edward Pygge Reports: 51
Issue Nos. 6-7
Martin Dodsworth: 'Empson at
Cambridge' [Essay]: 3-13
Philip Hobsbaum: 'Empson as
Critical Practitioner' [Essay]: 14-20
John Fuller: Empson's Tone'
William Empson in Conversation
with Christopher Ricks [Interview]: 26-35
Ian Hamilton: 'A Girl Can't
Go on Laughing All the Time' [Essay]: 36-42
Saul Touster: 'Empson's Legal
Fiction' [Essay]: 44-48
Colin Falck: 'This Deep Blankness'
Peter Lowbridge: 'An Empson
L. E. Sissman: 'Just a Whack
at Empson' [Poem]: 75
Issue No. 8
Gabriel Pearson: 'The Defeat
of Yvor Winters' [Essay]: 3-12
Saul Touster: 'Memory of an
Irish Housemaid' [Poem]: 13
A. Alvarez: The Survivor'',
'Spring Fever' [Two Poems]: 14-15
John Fuller: 'Letchworth Park',
'Manzu' [Two Poems]: 16-17
Graham Martin: 'Recent Irish
Poetry' [Rev. of Six Irish Poets, edited by Robin Skelton;
Downstream, by Thomas Kinsella; Sailing to an Island,
by Richard Murphy; Lady & Gentleman, by Richard Weber;
The Dubliner, issue no. 5; Poetry Ireland, issue
no. 1]: 18-32
Robert Lowell: 'Buenos Aires'
Robert Lowell in Conversation
with A. Alvarez [Interview]: 36-40
Edwin Morgan: 'Three Scottish
Poets' [Rev. of A Round of Applause, by Norman MacCaig;
The Broken Places, by George MacBeth; The Ship and
Ither Poems, by Tom Scott]: 41-45
Francis Hope: 'Bare Bones'
[Rev. of The Struggle of the Modern, by Stephen Spender]:
Stephen Wall: 'Inflationary
Spirals' [Rev. of Collected Poems, by John Lehmann; Poems,
by Alexander Baird; Juvenilia 2, by Robert Nye; Notes
on Cafés and Bedrooms, by Rosemary Tonks]: 51-54
Colin Falck: 'The Whole Lion'
[Rev. of Twenty Poems of César Vallejo, chosen
and translated by John Knoepfle, James Wright, and Robert Bly;
The Lion's Tail and Eyes, by James Wright, William Duffy,
and Robert Bly]: 55-58
Edward Pygge Reports: 59-60
Issue No. 9
|The Last Poems of
Sylvia Plath: [Poems include: 'Daddy', 'Lady Lazarus', 'Fever
103°', 'Ariel', 'Poppies in October', 'Nick and the Candlestick',
'Brasilia', 'Mary's Song', 'Lesbos']: 3-19
A. Alvarez: 'Sylvia Plath' [Essay]: 20-26
A. C. Graham: 'Poems of the Late T'ang' [Essay; Selection of Ten
Donald Davie: 'The Vindication of Jovan Babic (1915)' [Poem]:
Christopher Middleton: 'Cartoon of a Common Theme' [Poem]: 39
Donald Hall: 'The Beau of the Dead' [Poem]: 40
Donald Hall: 'Some American Poets' [Essay]: 43-52
D. J. Gordon and Ian Fletcher: 'Only a Magnifying Glass' [Rev.
of Between the Lines, by Jon Stallworthy]: 53-58
Peter Marsh: 'Advertiser's Announcement' [Rev. of A Group Anthology,
edited by Edward Lucie-Smith; New Lines 2, edited by Robert
Edward Pygge Reports: 63
Issue No. 10
'Black Mountain as Focus' [Anthology Introduction]: 4-5
'Black Mountain Anthology' [Edited by Charles Tomlinson with poems
by Charles Olson, Louis Zukofsky, Robert Creeley, Robert Duncan,
Gary Snyder, Edward Dorn, Jonathan Williams, Denise Levertov,
Irving Layton, Allen Ginsberg, Paul Blackburn, Gael Turnbull]:
Robert Creeley in Conversation with Charles Tomlinson [Interview]:
Robert Duncan: 'Notes on Poetics' [Regarding Charles Olson's "Maximus"]:
Michael Fried: 'Your Name', 'The Cry', 'Your Voice', 'Mothers',
'The Answer', 'Packing Up', 'Falling Asleep' [Seven Poems]: 44-45
Michael Hamburger: 'For a Family Album' [Poem]: 46
Colin Falck: 'Five Versions from the Spanish of Antonio Machado'
[Poems included: 'Into the Dusk', 'Summer Night', 'Poet', 'Night
Music', 'The Poor-House']: 47-49
Thomas Clark: 'My Father's Death', 'On a Farm', 'Lakes' [Three
Thomas Clark: 'Two Objectivist Poets' [Rev. of By the Waters
of Manhattan, by Charles Reznikoff; The Materials,
by George Oppen]: 54-58
Peter Marsh: 'Children's Books?' [Rev. of The Earth-Owl and
other Moon-People, by Ted Hughes; Tea with Miss Stockport,
by Martin Seymour-Smith; The Bread of Truth, by R. S. Thomas;
Out of Bounds, by Jon Stallworthy; New Poems 1963,
edited by Lawrence Durrell]: 59-61
Issue Nos. 11-12
Francis Hope: 'Then and Now'
Kenneth Trodd: ' "Scrutiny"
in the Thirties' [Essay]: 9-15
Conversation with Edgell Rickword
Julian Symons: 'Twentieth Century
Verse' [On History, 18 issues]: 22-24
Eric Mottram: 'American Poetry
in the Thirties' [Essay]: 25-41
Peter Lowbridge: 'The Spanish
War' [Essay]: 42-50
Conversation with Claud Cockburn
Barbara Hardy: 'The Reticence
of W. H. Auden' [Essay]: 54-64
Conversation with Edward Upward
Conversation with James Reeves
Martin Dodsworth: 'Bernard
Spencer: The Poet of Addition' [Rev. of With Luck Lasting,
by Bernard Spencer]: 71-80
John Fuller: 'Early Auden:
An Allegory of Love' [Rev. of The Poetry of W. H. Auden,
by Monroe K. Spears]: 82-90
Stephen Wall: 'Louis MacNeice'
[Rev. of Autumn Journal, The Mad Islands & The
Administrator (Two Radio Plays), The Burning Perch]:
Issue No. 13
This issue consists of three
poetry pamphlets housed in a paper sleeve:
Colin Falck: The Garden
in the Evening [Poems from the Spanish of Antonio Machado:
'I', 'II', 'III', 'Roads', 'The Eyes', 'VI', 'The Poor-House',
'VIII', 'IX', 'X', 'Proverbs', 'To the Sculptor Emiliano Barral',
Michael Fried: Appetites
['Sebastian', 'Miscarriage', 'Other Hands', 'Your Name', 'The
Answer', 'The Cry', 'Broken Casts', 'Your Voice', 'Packing Up',
'Falling Asleep', 'The Bath', 'Appetites', 'White Flowers',
'The Bite', 'Lines for a Friend', 'Assassination']
Ian Hamilton: Pretending
not to Sleep ['Fears', 'The Storm', 'Windfalls', 'The Recruits',
'Trucks', 'A Mother's Complaint', 'Father, Dying', 'Birthday
Poem', 'Metaphor', 'Last Illness', 'Last Respects', 'Funeral',
'Pretending not to Sleep', 'Poem (To G.)']
Issue No. 14
|Colin Falck: 'Essential
Beauty' [Rev. of The Whitsun Weddings, by Philip Larkin]:
John Fuller: 'Green Fingers' [Poem]: 12
Thomas Clark: 'Lewis' [Poem]: 13
Donald Davie: 'Two Ways Out of Whitman' [Rev. of Pictures from
Brueghel and other poems, by William Carlos Williams; The
Far Field, by Theodore Roethke]: 14-19
Christopher Middleton: 'Sketch of the Old Graveyard at Col de
Castillon' [Poem]: 20-21
Peter Dale: 'The Fall' [Poem]: 21
Roy Fuller: 'Logic of Dreams' [Poem]: 22
Martin Dodsworth: 'Poetry in the Grass' [Rev. of eleven poetry
books: Events and Wisdoms, by Donald Davie; Notes While
Travelling, by Brian Higgins; Turning Point, by Phillip
Callow; Weather and Season, by Michael Hamburger; The
Survivors, by Patricia Beer; Poems, by Adrian Mitchell;
The Directions of Memory, by Laurence Lerner; The Place's
Fault, by Philip Hobsbaum; Poems, by B. S. Johnson;
Western Time, by Keith Wright; Wild Honey, by Alistair
Francis Hope: 'Clubbing the Air' [Rev. of seven poetry books:
Sjambok, by Douglas Livingstone; Confessions and Histories,
by Edward Lucie-Smith; Recoveries, by Elizabeth Jennings;
A Breathing Space, by Thomas Blackburn; Pompeian Dog,
by C. A. Trypanis; Londoners and Throwaway Lines, by Gavin
Edwin Morgan: 'Fidelities' [Rev. of Molière's Tartuffe,
translated by Richard Wilbur; Blas de Otero: Twenty Poems,
translated by Hardie St. Martin]: 37-40
Edward Pygge Reports: 46
Robert Blight: 'Bored with All the Talk of Elections, I Slouch
Off into the Fields Again, and a Poem Grows from Me Like an Ear,
or a Hand' [Poem]: 47
Issue No. 15
Gabriel Pearson: 'John Berryman
-- Poet as Medium' [Essay]: 3-16
Michael Fried: 'The Garden'
Martin Dodsworth: 'The Secrecy
of Marianne Moore' [Rev. of The Arctic Ox, by Marianne
Eric Cheyfitz: 'The Temple
of Snakes' [Poem]: 26-29
Hugo Williams: 'The Butcher'
Christopher Middleton: 'Documents
of Imagism from the Papers of F. S. Flint' [Essay with document
Francis Hope: 'Tommy's Tunes'
[Rev. of English Poetry of the First World War, by John
H. Johnston; Up the Line to Death, edited by Brian Gardner]:
Stephen Wall: 'Brutalities
Foreign and Suburban' [Rev. of Birth of a Shark, by David
Wevill; Old Savage / Young City, by Nathaniel Tarn; The
Loss of India, by Zulfikar Ghose; The Stalingrad Elegies,
by James Schevill; The Shearwaters, by Peter Levi]: 58-60
Peter Lowbridge: 'A Turquoise
Ear-ring?' [Review of Ezra Pound's Kensington, an exploration
1885-1913, by Patricia Hutchins]: 61-62
Letter to the Editor [From
Kenneth Trodd, regarding his essay in issue nos. 11-12]: 62
Issue No. 16
John Fuller: 'Randall Jarrell'
[Rev. of The Lost World, by Randall Jarrell]: 5-9
Alexander Cockburn: 'To and
From the Frontier' [Rev. of Journey to the Frontier,
by Peter Stansky and William Abrahams]: 10-16
John Fuller: 'Hedge Tutor'
Colin Falck: 'Central Ohio'
Donald Davie: 'A Death in the
West' [Poem]: 20
John Barnard: 'Still at it'
[Rev. of Dreams of a Summer Night, by George Barker;
Collected Poems, by David Gascoyne; Selected Poems,
by John Heath-Stubbs; The Hollow Hill, by Kathleen Raine]:
Michael Fried: 'The Rape',
'Embryo', 'David Smith', 'The Promise', 'Mongol', 'Heart', 'Air'
[Seven Poems]: 26-27
Jon Stallworthy: 'Elm End'
Louis Simpson: Jamaica -- 'On
A Veranda', 'Returning', 'Why Are You Walking?', 'The Harbor'
[Four Poems]: 31-35
Stephen Wall: 'Pipe and Slippers'
[Rev. of About the House, by W. H. Auden; Instead
of a Poet & Other Poems, by Francis Hope; Symptoms
of Loss, by Hugo Williams]: 36-39
Colin Falck: 'Base Infection'
[Rev. of Connoisseurs of Chaos, by Denis Donoghue]: 40-42
Giles Sadler: 'Gummidge and
Others' [Rev. of Death of a Naturalist, by Seamus Heaney,
The Burning Hare, by J. C. Hall; The Mind Has Mountains,
by Elizabeth Jennings; Longer Contemporary Poems, edited
by David Wright]: 43-45
Edward Pygge Reports: 46-50
Issue No. 17
A. Alvarez: 'Zbigniew Herbert'
[Essay / Introduction to the selected poems]: 3-8
Selected Poems of Zbigniew
Herbert: 'The Rain', 'Hen', 'A Tale', 'Elephant', 'At the Gate
of the Valley', 'Parable of the Russian Emigres', 'Rosy Ear',
'Our Fear', 'Wristwatch', 'The End of Dynasty', 'Why the Classics',
'Episode', 'A Knocker' [Translated by Czeslaw Milocz and Peter
Dale Scott]: 9-20
Colin Falck: 'Writer v. Moralist'
[Rev. of Alun Lewis: Selected Poetry and Prose, edited
by Ian Hamilton]: 22-31
Roy Fuller: 'Astapovo, 1910',
'Mind to Body' [Two Poems]: 32-33
Hugo Williams: 'In a Cafe',
'Coats', 'Builders', 'In Patient' [Four Poems]: 34-35
Roy Fuller: 'Definitely Definitive'
[Rev. of Collected Poems and Alamein to Zem Zem,
by Keith Douglas]: 37-40
Edwin Morgan: 'Scalped by a
Bourbon' [Rev. of Selected Letters of Dylan Thomas, edited
by Constantine Fitzgibbon]: 41-44
Derwent May: 'Honourable Judgement'
[Rev. of Critical Essays, by W. W. Robson]: 45-47
Giles Sadler: 'Free and Easy'
[Rev. of A Christ of the Ice Floes, by David Wevill;
Surrounding, by Norman MacCaig; Nights and Days,
by James Merrill; The Ikons, by Lawrence Durrell]: 48-49
John Barnard: 'Bursting Buds'
[Rev. of The Force and other poems, by Peter Redgrove;
A Vulture's Egg, by Miles Burrows; Extra Verse,
no. 18, special issue on Miles Burrows; Fresh Water, Sea
Water, by Peter Levi, S.J.]: 50-52
Edward Pygge Reports: 53 [Inside
Issue No. 18
|Colin Falck: 'Poetry
and Wittgenstein' [Essay]: 3-16
John McGahern: 'Why We're Here' [Fiction]: 17-20
A. Alvarez: 'R. P. Blackmur (1904-1965)' [Essay]: 21-25
David Harsent: 'Tonight's Lover' [Poem]: 26
Michael Fried: 'Family', 'Refinery', 'Highway', 'Noon', 'Grape'
[Five Poems]: 27
Poets on the Vietnam War [Contributions from A. Alvarez, Kingsley
Amis, George Barker, Robert Conquest, Donald Davie, William Empson,
D. J. Enright, John Fuller, Roy Fuller, W. S. Graham, Thom Gunn,
John Heath-Stubbs, David Holbrook, Elizabeth Jennings, James Kirkup,
Peter Levi, William Plomer, Peter Porter, James Reeves, Herbert
Read, Jon Silkin, Stephen Spender, R. S. Thomas]: 28-44
Hugo Williams: 'Motorbike', 'Injection' [Two Poems]: 45
Martin Dodsworth: 'Thom Gunn: Negatives and Positives' [Essay]:
John Fuller: 'Facing the Household Fire' [Rev. of Near the
Ocean, by Robert Lowell]: 62-64
Stephen Wall: 'Landscapes and Gardens' [Rev. of The Tree that
Walked, by John Fuller; The Stones of Emptiness, by
Anthony Thwaite; The Second Life, by Edwin Morgan; A
Look Round the Estate, by Kingsley Amis]: 65-68
Edward Pygge Reports: [Inside front cover]
Issue No. 19
This issue consists of three
A. Alvarez: Twelve Poems
['A Cemetery in New Mexico', 'The Nativity in New Mexico', 'The
Gate', 'Love Affair', 'Night Music', 'The Hunt', 'Back', 'Lost',
'Spring Fever', 'Operation', 'War Stories', 'Mourning &
David Harsent: Tonight's
Lover ['Poem', 'Love
Song', 'Tonight's Lover', 'The Love-Match', 'The Miser', 'Rouault',
'On the Death of a Friend', 'Nijinsky Canonized', 'The Visit',
'The Woman and the Roses', 'Simeon Stylites']
John Fuller: The
Art of Love [Single
Issue No. 20
'Robert Lowell' [Essay]: 3-36
Douglas Dunn: 'Ships', 'Winter', 'After Closing Time' [Three Poems]: 37
Clive James: 'An Instrument to Measure Spring With' [On e. e.
Iain Crichton Smith: 'Retirement' [Poem]: 49
Michael Fried: 'Depths', 'If I Could Make Time Stop Here', 'The
Flash of Lightning' [Three Poems]: 50
Hugo Williams: 'Driving in France', 'In a Train', 'Last Performance'
[Three Poems]: 51
Derwent May: 'Recognizing the Damned' [Rev. of King Log,
by Geoffrey Hill]: 53-56
Stephen Wall: 'Chairing the Bard' [Rev. of New Poems, by
Roy Fuller; The Battle of Aughrim, by Richard Murphy; Not
That He Brought Flowers, by R. S. Thomas]: 57-61
Martin Dodsworth: 'The Self-Unseeing' [Rev. of My Son's Father,
by Dom Moraes]: 62-64
Lafayette Conklin: 'Up Your Ridgeway' [Rev. of Penguin Modern
Poets 12; The Worstest Beast, by Alan Jackson; Tonight
at Noon, by Adrian Henri; A Big Hat or What?, by Pete
Morgan; The Boy from the Green Cabaret Tells of His Mother,
by Barry MacSweeney; The Lost Fire Brigade, by Spike Hawkins]:
Edward Pygge Reports [Footnote to Derwent May's review of Geoffrey
Hill's King Log]: 67
Issue No. 21
This issue consists of three
Colin Falck: Promises
['Esterel', 'Night Wind', 'Denying Me', 'Girl', 'End of the
Summer Term at Christ's Hospital', 'Girl in Summer', 'Nuremberg
1967', 'Lyme Regis Station', 'Eva', 'Accident', 'Promises',
'Fortuna', 'Donatello's David', 'Journey']
'Motorbike', 'Builders', 'The Couple Upstairs', 'Driving in
France', 'Girl', 'Last Performance', 'Woman in a New House',
'Sure', 'The Open Window', 'Daybreak', 'Injection', 'In Patient',
'After Saying Goodbye', 'In a Café']
Poems of Yannis Ritsos [In
English versions by Page: 'Necessary Explanation', 'Nakes',
'Analogies', 'Edge of Autumn', 'Almost', 'For Greater Precision',
'Shadow Knowledge', 'Breath', 'Secret Rite', 'Morning', 'Him',
'Escaping the Danger', 'Memory', 'Time', 'Lateness', 'Childish
Feeling', 'First Voluptuousness', 'Our Women', 'Evening', 'Marvel',
'And An Other Verse']
Issue No. 22
|Clive James: 'The
Tin Pan Alley Extension' [On music and lyrics]: 3-13
'A Conversation with Geoffrey Grigson' [Interview]: 15-26
Hugo Williams: 'Spell', 'Tanker', 'Hostess', 'Aristocrats', 'Beauty'
[Five Poems]: 27
David Harsent: 'Cambridge' [Poem]: 28
John Fuller: 'The Elms' [Poem]: 28
John Fuller: 'Her Morning Dreams' [Poem]: 29-31
Colin Falck: 'Che Fece
Il Gran Rifiuto' [Poem]: 32
Michael Fried: 'Rain Falling, the Sculpture Garden Deserted' [Poem]:
Peter Porter: 'Opinion' [On poets and poetry]: 34-39
Dan Jacobson: 'A Ghostly Harvest' [Rev. of Edward Thomas: A
Critical Biography, by William Cooke]: 41-45
Martin Dodsworth: 'Dramatic Privacy' [Rev. of Essex Poems 1963-1967,
by Donald Davie]: 46-56
Eric Homberger: 'Step by Step' [Rev. of A Reader's Guide to
W. H. Auden, by John Fuller]: 57-58
'More Toads Revisited' [Extracts from the citation by Dr. Philip
A. Larkin for the presentation of Cecil Day-Lewis for the honorary
degree of Doctor of Letters, The University of Hull]: 59-60
Edward Pygge Reports: 'Where Are They Now?' [Seamus Heaney, George
MacBeth, Basil Bunting, Donald Davie]: 62-63
Issue No. 23
(September -- November 1970)
Roy Fuller: 'The White Goddess'
[Rev. of Selected Poems: in Five Sets, by Laura Riding]:
Martin Seymour Smith: 'Laura Riding's "Rejection of Poetry"':
Molly Holden: 'The Gap' [Poem]:
Douglas Dunn: 'Modern Love', 'Alternative', 'The Philologists'
[Three Poems]: 16-17
David Harsent: 'Zoological Museum' [Poem]: 18
'A Conversation with Stephen
Spender' [Interview]: 19-32
Anthony Thwaite: 'Opinion' [On poetry]: 33-39
Colin Falck: 'Melancholy Ways' [Rev. of Collected Poems,
by Harold Monro]: 41-46
Clive James: 'Tough Assignments' [Rev. of Selected Letters
of Theodore Roethke, edited by Rolph J. Mills, Jr.]: 47-53
Martin Dodsworth: 'Body Rhythm' [Rev. of Earth House Hold,
by Gary Snyder]: 55-60
Stephen Wall: 'Letting It Happen' [Rev. of Sugar Daddy,
by Hugo Williams; Neighbours, by Glyn Hughes; Mortal
Fire, by Peter Dale; The Loiners, by Tony Harrison]:
John Carey: 'Unlevelled' [Rev. of The Survival of Poetry,
edited by Martin Dodsworth]: 66-67
Edward Pygge's Crossword: 70-71
Issue No. 24
John Bayley: 'The King as Commoner'
[Rev. of Notebook, by Robert Lowell]: 3-7
Michael Hamburger: 'Brecht
and His Successors' [Essay]: 9-24
Selection of Poems by Various
Authors [Translated by Michael Hamburger, unless otherwise indicated]:
Bertolt Brecht: 'The Greenhouse', 'Difficult Times', 'How Things
Change', When in a White Ward of the Charité'; Peter
Huchel: 'Swans Rising', 'The Mirror', 'The Sign' ['Swans Rising'
and 'The Mirror', trans. by Christopher Levenson]; Günter
Kunert: 'Oral Declaration', 'On the Threshold' ['On the Threshold',
trans. by Christopher Levenson]; Johnannes Bobrowski: 'With
Your Voice', 'Sanctuary' [Trans. by Matthew and Ruth Mead];
Wolf Biermann: 'Early Morning'; Kurt Bartsch: 'Air Raid Shelter',
'Furnished Room', 'Breakfast'; Volker Braun: 'Provocation for
Me'; Bernd Jentzsch: 'My Mother'; Karl Mickel: 'The Well Groomed
Head' [Trans. by Matthew and Ruth Mead]; Heinz Kahlau: 'The
Old Bricklayer', 'Recovery'; Sarah Kirsch: 'January' [Trans.
by Gordon and Gisela Brotherston]; Reiner Kunze: 'The Bringers
of Beethoven' [Trans. by Gordon and Gisela Brotherston]: 25-40
Alan Brownjohn: 'Opinion' [On
Molly Holden: 'Suburbia, Like
Hanging' [Poem]: 49
Michael Fried: 'Poem', 'The
Black Swan . . .' [Two Poems]: 50
Jon Silkin: 'Strike' [Poem]:
Clive James: 'Settling for
Dust' [Rev. of The Last of England, by Peter Porter]:
John Fuller: 'Blown Up' [Rev.
of The Crow, by Ted Hughes]: 62-64
Terry Eagleton: 'Two Way Confusions'
[Rev. of A Theory of Communication, by Philip Hobsbaum]:
John Carey: 'Look Here' [Rev.
of Reflections on the Word 'Image', by P. N. Furbank]:
Francis Hope: 'The Company
She Kept' [Rev. of Edith Sitwell: Selected Letters, edited
by John Lehmann and Derek Parker]: 73-74
Letters [From Laura (Riding)
Jackson and Harry Kemp regarding essays written about Riding
in issue no.23; replies from Roy Fuller and Martin Seymour Smith]:
Edward Pygge Reports: 80
Issue No. 25
Dan Jacobson: 'Vurry Amurk'n'
[Rev. of Robert Frost: The Years of Triumph, by Lawrance
Thompson;The Poetry of Robert Frost, edited by Edward
Jonathan Raban: 'A Place Not Our Own' [On several poets, including
Wallace Stevens, Peter Porter, W. D. Snodgrass, and Philip Larkin]:
Michael Fried: 'Tundra', 'Offshore', 'Floor' [Three Poems]:
David Harsent: 'After Dark' [Poem]: 26
Peter Dale: 'Returns', 'Wait and See' [Two Poems]: 27
Louis Simpson: 'Opinion' [On the state of poetry in Britain]:
A Conversation with Alan Ross [Interview]: 39-50
Clive James: 'Everything's Rainbow' [Rev. of The Complete
Poems, by Elizabeth Bishop]: 51-57
Michael Fried: 'Approximations' [Rev. of Moly, by Thom
James Fenton: 'Open Letter to Richard Crossman' [Poem]: 64-68
Also includes a poetry pamphlet
supplement: Backwaters, by Douglas Dunn ['Alternative',
'Modern Love', 'Three Days Before Term', 'The Friendship of
Young Poets', 'The Sportsmen', 'Runners', 'The Hunched', 'After
the War', 'The Shirt', 'The Philologists', 'Five Years Married',
'Backwaters', 'Billie 'N' Me', 'Up in Duggie's Room', 'Under
Issue No. 26
Robert Lowell: Excerpt from
'The Dolphin' [Poems]: 3-9
A Conversation with Robert
Lowell [Interview]: 10-29
Hugo Williams: 'Fat', 'First
Memory', 'Truce', 'Home', 'April', 'The Rain', 'The Expatriates'
[Seven Poems]: 30-32
David Rokeah: 'I Have Seen'
David Harsent: 'Portents',
'Anniversary', 'Encounter' [Three Poems]: 34
Clive James: 'When the Gloves
Are Off' [Rev. of Walking to Sleep, by Richard Wilbur]:
Jonathan Raban: 'Winks and
Nods' [Rev. of Adventures of the Letter I, by Louis Simpson;
Fishermen with Ploughs and Poems New and Selected,
by George Mackay Brown; Selected Poems, by Norman MacCaig;
Amana Grass, by Jon Silkin; Energy to Burn, by
James Simmons]: 45-54
Issue No. 27-28
Francis Hope: 'Modest Proposals'
Norman Cameron -- Four Views
[Essays by Geoffrey Grigson, James Reeves, Roy Fuller, and G.
S. Fraser]: 9-21
Clive James: 'Big Medicine'
[Rev. of The Savage God, by A. Alvarez]: 22-38
Peter Porter: 'Dream Restaurant'
Michael Fried: 'Seeking Escape',
'Canal', 'The Room Itself Was Nothing Much . . .' [Three Poems]:
Karl Miller: 'Opinion' [On
Poets and Politics]: 41-52
Hugo Williams: 'Tightrope',
'Dust', 'Low Tide', 'First Night', 'Tavistock Square', 'A Prayer'
[Six Poems]: 53-54
Tony Robbins: 'Just a Tickle
for W. H. A.' [Poem]: 55-56
Russell Davies: 'Fibs of Vision'
[Rev. of Dylan Thomas: The Poems, edited by Daniel Jones;
Dylan Thomas: Early Prose Writings, edited by Walford
Vivian Leopold: 'He Left a
Note' [Rev. of Love & Fame, by John Berryman]: 77-79
David Harsent: 'A Generous
Daze' [Rev. of The Generous Days, by Stephen Spender]:
John Carey: 'Up to Date' [Rev.
of The Society of the Poem, by Jonathan Raban]: 83-85
John Fuller: 'Drafty Corner'
[Rev. of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land: A Facsimile and Transcript
of the Original Drafts, edited by Valerie Eliot]: 86-88
Issue No. 29-30
'The State of Poetry: A Symposium'
[Contributions from Dannie Abse, A. Alvarez, Kingsley Amis,
John Bayley, Patricia Beer, Alan Brownjohn, John Carey, Martin
Dodsworth, Alan Dugan, Douglas Dunn, Richard Eberhart, Gavin
Ewart, Colin Falck, John Fuller, Roy Fuller, Donald Hall, David
Harsent, Adrian Henri, Clive James, Elizabeth Jennings, Philip
Larkin, Michael Longley, George MacBeth, Edwin Morgan, Jeff
Nuttall, Peter Porter, Jonathan Raban, Peter Redgrove, Vernon
Scannell, Jon Silkin, Julian Symons, Anthony Thwaite, Charles
Tomlinson, Richard Wilbur, Hugo Williams]: 3-73
Michael Fried: 'Moment', 'Memories', 'Talisman' [Three Poems]:
Roy Fuller: 'Goethe's Poodle'
Hugo Williams: 'Clouds', 'Cherry Blossom', 'The Disease' [Three
David Harsent: 'Out', 'The Late Late Show', 'Love Game', 'Anchorage'
[Four Poems]: 81-82
Ian Hamilton: 'Remembrance', 'Vigil' [Two Poems]: 83
Douglas Dunn: 'Thinking, from Birds to God', 'Caledonian Moonlight'
[Two Poems]: 84-85
Peter Dale: 'Echo Sounder', 'After-Image', 'Dream' [Three Poems]:
Tony Robbins: 'Famous Love' [Poem]: 87
Colin Falck: 'Abortion', 'Alternative', 'In Brompton Cemetery'
[Three Poems]: 89
John Fuller: 'To James Fenton' [Poem -- Rev. of Terminal
Moraine, by James Fenton]: 90-95
James Fenton: 'To John Fuller' [Poem -- Rev. of Cannibals
and Missionaries, by John Fuller]: 97-102
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Enright, D.J. 'Frogs'. New Statesman, Spring 1962.
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Kermode, Frank. 'Eliot on Herbert'. Guardian, 14 December
Braybrooke, Neville. 'Reviewing the Reviews'. Time &
Tide, 21-27 February 1963.
Dale, Peter. 'Experience and Experiencing'. Isis, 6
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Kell, Richard. 'The Fruits of Obsession'. Guardian,
'Don't Bury the Hatchet'. Times Literary Supplement,
13 February 1964.
'Little Magazines'. New Statesman, 21 February 1964.
'Literary Periodicals'. Times Literary Supplement,
26 March 1964.
Daniel, John. 'The Little Magazines'. Guardian, Spring
'The Thirties and the Under-Thirties'. Guardian, July
Stephen Spender. 'A High-Pitched Scream'. Listener,
13 August 1964.
Toynbee, Philip. 'Hurrah for the Republic?'. Observer,
16 August 1964.
John Horner. 'And the Same Old Mix'. Spectator, Summer
Connolly, Cyril. 'Battles of the Thirties'. Sunday Times,
20 December 1964.
Allen, Walter. 'Letter from London'. New York Times Book
Review, 24 January 1965.
Dale, Peter, Agenda, 4:1, April-May 1965: 49-52.
'Reducing the Risks'. Times Literary Supplement, 10
Boston, Richard. 'The Razor's Edge'. Guardian, 30 August
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