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Rupert Loydell, Editor

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RUPERT LOYDELL is the author and editor of many books. You can read about his Shearsman titles here and about the Smartarse anthology he edited here and buy it here.

Current Articles

VERSIONS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE
Peter Dent is making a dash for it

ARCABOLENO RAINBOW
David Hart is curious

NO MORE WHORES IN BABYLON
Surrealist poetry in Britain

ACROSS HISTORY
Richard Berengarten's Manual

SCENES OF ABANDONMENT
Phil Bergerson's American Artifacts

WRITING & REWRITING PLACE

Isabel Galleymore on Falling into Place
and Maps & Legends


REFRESHINGLY NOW

Simon Smith and surface dazzle

EPICS OF OPTIMISM
Martin Stannard is a scribbler of hope

RELAXATION AND CONTROL
Steve Spence on Philip Terry's Advanced Immortality

HOW TO WRITE ABOUT WRITING
David Kennedy on John Hall on Performance Writing

KING ITCHY BLEACH
SETS HIS WATCH BACK TO 1967

Andy Darlington behaves badly

DOWN TO EARTH

singing and squatting poems

PROPERLY TASTE THE LEMON

Andrew Taylor is tracking the movement

LOCKED ROOM MYSTERIES
Alasdair Paterson is Waiting for Bluebeard

THE BODY WAS INDEED COLD
Rodney Wood stretches toward the impossible

OVER THE TOP, AGAIN
Martin Caseley reviews John Greening

TRAVELLING SOUTH
Tony Lucas catches at the ragged edge

AN ASTONISHING CONTRADICTION
Tom Jenks' Streak Artefcats

FACE THE MUSIC
4AD, David Sylvian and punk 45s

THE EDITOR'S PICKS 2013


MUTE POETRY, SPEAKING PICTURES
Peter Gillies on Leonard Barkan

BAKER, BENTLEY, BRIGGS
Steve Spence reviews the Bs

SURRENDER TO BEFORE
prose poems by Frank de Canion

REVOLUTIONS IN TIME & SPACE
David Annwn on Women's Experimental Poetry in Britain

NOT SEEING THE WOOD FOR THE TREES
new titles by Anthony Mellors, sean burn & Peter Larkin

WORTH THE RISK
Signs of the Sisterhood and Porterloo

ITEMS
Tom Jenks is endlessly inventive, says Steve Spence

I STRUCTURE THIS POEM LIKE A STORY
Giles Goodland's Ladybird, Locust, Leech and Greenfly

AN AGE OF OVAL-SHAPED ROMANCE PICTURES

new poems by Ian Seed

PEOPLE ARE STRANGE
Steve Spence on Ian McMillan and Hannah Silva

OF THIS WE MUST AND OF THIS WE SHOULD
Ghost Elements I-IV

GASHED & IMPROVISED WALL OF SOUND
Paul Hawkins never paid-in or index-linked

LEAVING THE 80s
The Waterboys and Cabaret Voltaire boxed up

THE RAPTURE UNCHARTED
Scott Thurston on Eléna Rivera

FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH
Peter Gillies on Michael Peppiatt's Interviews with Artists

GREATER OR LESSER MOVEMENT
David Hart on Gillian Allnutt

PALANQUIN, CABRIOLET, SCHOONER
Guy Russell grapples with six new books

HERE COMES EVERYBODY
Alasdair Paterson picks up his Knives, Forks & Spoons

THIRTEEN WAYS OF LOOKING
AT DAVID GRUBB'S WAYS OF LOOKING

a review poem


A POSTHUMOUS MUSE REVISITING
Robert Sheppard's Arrival

ONE HAND CLAPPING
Robert Lax's marvellous poems

AROUND THE BLOCK TOO OFTEN
new books by three American poets

TRAINS OF THOUGHT
Travel Songs and Exeter Moments

A BATTLE OF WORDS
David Hart hits the streets
with Raymond Quenau and Cheran


MESSIAEN GONE GLOSSALALIC & MANIC
Robert Sheppard on CDs by
Julie Tippets& Martin Archer and Juxtavoixes


OVER THE BRIDGE AND ENJOY THE RIDE
Steve Spence on three new poetry books

FORTY TONGUES, FORTY THROATS
David Kennedy on Juxtavoices' CD

A WELL CONSTRUCTED HOUSE
Simon Curtis' selected poems

CEASELESS CURIOSITY
Robert Sheppard on
Andrew Duncan editing Allen Fisher


ALMOST HOLY
Bobby Parker is standing on the roof

DISTANCES BETWEEN THE SOUNDS OF OWLS
Nathan Thompson has ripples in the blindspot

LANGUAGE IS NEVER USED UP
David Hart reviews three new titles

GOING WITH THE FLOW
Steve Spence on Peter Dent,
Maxine Chernoff and Tim Allen


SEASON AND MARVEL
Michael Lee Rattigan is unconcealed

THE ELOQUENCE OF THE APPLE
AND THE LANGUAGE OF WOLVES
Todd Swift and Kim Moore reviewed

'WHERE IS FANCY BRED?'
David Kennedy on Thomas Hardy and Desire

NOSTALGIC, ANNOYED, SNIFFY,
DELIGHTED, WHATEVER
Airmail, The Letters of Robert Bly and Tomas Transtromer

FEAR THE MORAL NEBULAE
A.C. Evans on Daniel Y. Harris

LET'S JUST SAY I HAVE A PICTURE IN MY HEAD
new poems by Steve Spence

INVOLVEMENT AND ALIENATION
James McLaughlin's Justified Sonnets


LISTEN TO THOSE WORDS
David Hart on R.S. Thomas

A WONDERFUL THING
Paul Stubbs' Flesh

SIX + SIX
Who owns the language?

CITIES, BODIES, LANGUAGE -
AND A FAIRYTALE PRINCESS

six new books reviewed

THE FIRST FIGHT OF TWILIGHT
David Lawrence uppercuts the seagulls

DOWN WITH BEAUTY
Andy Brown reviews Ken Edwards

ZOMBIE NETWORS OF INTIMACY
new poems by Daniel Y Harris

THE UNREMITTING SHREDDER
Colin Sutherill makes heavy weather of it

A SIDE ORDER OF HAD-IT-COMING
Neil Fulwood is in dubious company

AUTOPSY AT THE MORGUE DOOR
and other poems by Robert Ensor

'Twelve thoughts on the language of others'
Andrew Poppy's new CD

'the many promises of vision'
Isabel Galleymore on Jorie Graham

HILL OF DOORS
Andy Brown on Robin Robertson

PARTY LIKE IT'S 1984
Guy Russell on Andy Croft's alternative history

MAKING SENSE OF THE MADNESS
Steve Spence on Whitehall Jackals

SHEARSMAN OF SORTS
Shearsman's new pamphlet series

SHIFTS ACROSS LANGUAGE
The poems still singing

THE RICHNESS OF EXPERIENCE
Philip Terry's Bayeux

NEVER CATCHING UP
In pursuite of Edward Thomas

SALT OF THE EARTH?
Market forces and poetry sales

YESTERDAY'S MUSIC TODAY
Mike Ferguson, Rupert Loydell & their music

DEAR WORLD & EVERYONE IN IT
Nikolai Duffy on the new Bloodaxe anthology

APRIL CHRONICLES
Martin Stannard is having a time

UNPEOPLED BRANCHES
Peter Larkin stands on the threshold

AN IMPORTANT INTERVENTION
David Kennedy discusses
John Redmond's Poetry & Privacy

THE ZECHSTEIN SEA
Ian Seed is hungry to read more

INSPID RECUBATION
James MacLaughlin's sonnets

NO BEDTIME STORY
Angela Topping's Paper Patterns

THE POEMS CAME FIRST
Steve Spence's review round up

OUTER REACHES
Andy Brown reviews Glyn Maxwell

YOUR MOTHER WON'T BELIEVE ME
new poems by Hazel Corrigan

THE MEMORY IMPRINTED
new poems by David Laskowski

SUNDRY SONNETS (UNSUGARED)
Peter Hughes does Petrarch

SCOTCH BROTH & GUMBO
Matt Fallaize on Alec Finlay and Skip Fox

THE SKY SLUMPS ON MY SHOULDERS
Giles Longley-cook sits and bleeds

THE STRANGEST THANK YOU
Steve Spence on Richard Thomas

SUMMER IS GONE
and Mark A Murphy is lost

DIALOGUE IN LIMBO
new poems by Harry Guest

A SENSE OF CELEBRATION
Jaime Robles' Hoard

INTO ANOTHER LANGUAGE
Seizing Places & Silence River

STRANGE AND CURIOUSLY POWERFUL
Alice Oswald, Heathcote Williams, Norman Jope

TWO PIECES OF INFORMATION
Richard Price's Small World

TWO POETS' PROSE WRITINGS
reveiwed by David Hart

THE EDITOR'S PICKS 2012

STRAIGHTFORWARDNESS & OTHER POEMS
Ali Znaidi is reaching toward a silent audience

DRIFTING IN A VAST SKY
John F Deane's New & Selected Poems

WHAT THE UNIVERSE WON'T SAY
Philip Oakes is stained to shine

DEATH COMES FOR THE POETS
Steve Spence's round up of recent publications

AMBIGUOUS LANDSCAPES
Rupert Loydells makes tracks

AT TIMES LIKE THESE
Mark C. Taylor's Reconfiguring the Spiritual

IMAGINE A MAN SENTENCED TO PROSE...
new poems by Jay Ramsay

FOR YOUR INFORMATION...
Cusp - recollections of poetry in transition

WHERE WE ARE

Recent reading, Autumn 2012

A LOT GOING ON
Robert Dickinson, Alan Brownjohn,
Fanny Howe and Maryrose Larkin

TALKING 'BOUT THEIR GENERATION
Geraldine Monk's Cusp


FRESH AIR
Shock horror! Martin Stannard likes two new books

PEACHY
Steve Spence eats some Sea Pie

CANADIAN DRY
James A. Heald's Bruce Cockburn

BIZARRELY ENTERTAINING
Fiona Sampson's Beyond the Lyric
according to David Kennedy

I HOPE I DON'T NEED GLASSES
Bobby Parker is not sure this is going to be a poem

TOUGH GUYS
Alasdair Paterson faces up to Dan Burt & Jon Glover

BEYOND ALL RISK OF NOTATION
Norman Jope was not at the UFO club in 1967

SOMA/SEMA
Jeremy Twill in imaginary conversation with David Toms

MEMORY AND LONGING
David Kennedy reviews Jacek Gutorow

COOL SEXY AND JUICY
Martin Stannard looks up the definition of skine

THE LITERARY LIFE
Edward Thomas' letters

SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE
Niall McDevitt's attitude

BUILD YOUR OWN NARRATIVE
whilst Tripping Daylight

QUITE AN EXPERIENCE
the fool and the physician

THE SLIPPERINESS OF LANGUAGE
Thomas White on James Womack and David Herd

NEGOTIATING TERRITORY
Steve Spence is out the Emergency Window

WELL-TRAVELLED IN THE REALMS OF POETRY
Martin Stannard is on his guard

CULTURAL WORTH
David Hart on a new batch of translations

A CONSTANT DISTRACTION
Ben Parker asks some questions

FAITH BE THIS SYLLABLE NODDING
Ian Bodkin swaddles the mind

WRITING THE VISUAL
Peter Gillies reviews David Kennedy's new book
about ekphrasis in contemporary British poetry


BEING IN THE EVERYDAY
David Hart on new books
by Lev Loseff and Fabio Pusterla


THOUGHT EXPERIMENTS
FrankKuppner's The Same Life Twice
according to Thomas White

A MARK A JOT A HAND UP A HOLDUP
new poems by Heller Levinson

ALL GUTS AND SQUISHED ELECTRICITY
Max Wallis is the frizz of a curled eyelash


HOW TO WRITE ABOUT READINGS
David Kennedy reviews Julia Novak's Live Poetry

ALL SPOKEN FOR
Michael Mc Aloran is unlocked and shimmering

CONTRARY IMPERATIVES
an interview with Tony Williams

LIKE WINE THROUGH WATER
Daniel Pantano & Neil Ellman
according to Joanne Ashcroft


A STORY ARRIVES
Ken Edwards & David Greenslade

AWARE OF THE DARK ABSURDITY
Steve Spence on Ed Dorn

GOOD HUMOURED AND PHILOSOPHICALLY RESONANT
Andy Brown thinks long and hard
about Ian Hamilton Finlay


THE FUTURE OF THE PAST
David Kennedy on Creative Writing and Art History

VARIATIONS ON PAINTING A ROOM
Steve Spence reviews Alan Baker

ECHOES & GRUMBLING
Peter Dale's Diffractions

CRAVING MORE
new poetry titles reviewed

METAPHORS AND MANIFESTOS
Kristina Marie Darling on Michael Leong


FILLING UP WITH WATER AND LIGHT
Ben Wallin decides not to

COMFORTABLE
Don Paterson's Selected Poems

A SIGN OF TENSION & WORRY
new poems by Martin Stannard (Design Flaw)

UNDISCOVERED CONSTELLATIONS
At the Oblivion Tea Rooms

RAW & URGENT
David Swann's The Privilege of Rain

THE JAGUAR'S DREAM
David Hart reviews John Kinsella

STALKER
Ian Seed reviews Lucy Hamilton

THE STAIN OF TULIPS
Martin Caseley reviews James Fenton

BIG NOTES, SMALL CHANGES
Helen Moore, Paul Naylor, Peter Phillips,
Caroline Carver, Will Kemp and John Fraser Williams


CHANNEL HOPPING

John Hartley Williams, Simon Curtis,
Tony Lopez and Simon Jenner

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
Tim Cresswell makes like he never left

ANGELS AND HARVESTERS
James Harpur's harvest

MY DUSK IS PAST THE MIDPOINT OF FOCAL
writes Sheila Murphy

ADVENTURES IN FORM
Tom Chivers' anthology reviewed

PURE CONTRADICTION
Ian Crockatt's translations of Rilke

RESURRECTED UNDER LEAVES AND BRANCHES
five sonnets by James McLaughlin

DO TAKE ME SERIOUSLY
Geoffrey Godbert is discovered
then heard then celebrated


SOME OF THEIR CLAIMS WERE TRUE
Paul Sutton's Tower of Babel is under construction

TOM PAULIN & PAUL FARLEY
Andy Brown is surprised and engaged

THE BLAB AND THE BOIL OF IT
new poems by Joanne Ashcroft

EVADING THE CANON
Robert Sheppard on Andrew Crozier

[WITHOUT A TITLE] AND OTHER REVIEWS
Sean Colletti on five recent books

ON THE POTENTIAL USE OF DETAIL
Vona Groarke catalogues the open road

BOTHER AND BLESSING
David Hart reads subjectively

ONLY MORE SO
Digesting and grappling with Tony Lopez

DOWN HERE IT IS EASY TO GET LOST
Steve Spence is blending into the background

A RANGE OF AMBIGUOUS FORMS
Steve Waling knocks through history

NOT SUCH AN OLD BUFFER
Roy Fuller's Selected Poems

IT IS NOT A GLACIER
David Lawrence likes poets with reputations that burn

MUDDYING THE WATERS WITHOUT DOUBT
Steve Spence on Andrew Jordan

MUSIC, MUSIC, RETURN INTUITIVE TUNEFULNESS
sings Alec Newman

INTRIGUING MINIMALISM & ANARCHIST TENDENCIES
John Phillips & Sean Bonney reviewed

MIRRORBALLS & MONSTERS
Aidan Semmens has a passion for the possible

MEMORIES, DREAMS AND MUTATIONS
a review round up by Alasdair Paterson

BE QUIET, SAY NOTHING
Ian Seed is a living telephone

RECENT READING: POETIC CONVERSATIONS
Rupert Loydell reviews

RENDERED MORE PLAUSIBLE
BY SHARDS OF SYNTAX
Catherine Hales muddies the pool

'THE PAINT IS THE PERSON'
Barry Hill's Naked Clay

THEY CAN ALL GO TO HELL
Mike Ferguson says 'Fuck Altruism'

TIME, IDENTITY, MEMORY
Neil Powell's Proof of Identity

DARK DEVICE BEHIND THE EYES
Tim Allen's Tattered Magnets

DUTCH POP ANGSTER
George Messo on Ramsey Nasr

THE ANXIETY OF INFLUENCES
Martin Caseley reviews Clive Wilmer

ECHOES OF CHEERING
new poems by Tony Lucas

GURLESQUE
James McLaughlin gets the Kiss Off

HYPOTHETICAL STRANGER
Alan Baker's 'Week to View'

A BOOK OF TWO HALVES
Drawing Projects reviewed

WRITING THAT LEADS TO PONDERING
Steven Waling on Alice Notley and Peter Gizzi

POETS IN LANDSCAPE (& VICE VERSA)
Alisdair Paterson's review round-up

EVEN THE BAD TIMES ARE GOOD
Robert Sheppard & Rupert Loydell in conversation

LIFE SENTENCE
Colin Robinson is seasick from the Journey

WHAT MAKES LOVE IS EVERYDAY ACTIONS
Ed Baker's Stone Girl E-pic

A ROMANTIC AT HEART
Steve Spence on Heathcote Williams

GRAFFITI BURSTS OF COLOUR
Jay Ramsay bows to creation

A SECULAR PRAYER BOOK
Carol Ann Duffy's Bees

SATELLITE OF LOVE
Nikolai Duffy is speaking without thinking

WHEN THE MOON IS IN THE SEVENTH HOUSE
Angela Topping on Andrew Oldham & Billy Collins

ORIENTATED BY MANUALS
All the Rooms of Uncle's Head

THE BLANK SUCCUMBING WORLD
Kym Martindale on Memorial

THE EDITOR'S PICKS 2011
a personal best of

SLEEP PARALYSIS
Here too, time is suspended

A WELCOME ADDITION
Natalia Gorbanyevskaya's Selected Poems

CONFESSIONAL EXISTENTIALISM
The Pistol Tree Poems

A LIMITED PICTURE
The Best British Poetry 2011?

THE DILEMMA OF SUPERLATIVES
The Best British Poetry 2011

DO THE DUMMY THING
Bobby Parker does his praying in the bathroom

LARGE COMPOUNDS OF DUPLICITY
five poems by James McLaughlin

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET
Smartarse reviewed

FLOWERS
a film by Tim Cumming

BRILLIANT & NECESSARY
John Kinsella's Armour

ENGAGED AND DEMOCRATIC
David Caddy's The Bunny Poems

A PUNK ZINE FOR THE NEW CENTURY?
Laura Oldfield Ford's Savage Messiah

R.D. LAING FOR THE NEW CENTURY
Alan Morrison's Captive Dragons

THE ART OF RETRIEVAL
Alan Halsey on David J. Jones' Gothic Machines

GAPS BETWEN THE TEETH
Let's compare notes with Joe Dresner

MIRCEA IVANESCU'S LINES POEMS POETRY
George Messo reaches for the Mogadon

WORLD OF FUN
Martin Stannard's 'The Tempest'

PUTTING POETRY ON THE MAP
David Hart on Six Latvian Poets

VOICES & INTERPRETATIONS
Linda Black's Root

A PRIEST GOT LOST IN A FOREST
Sarah Law lives life on a limb

TO WALK WITH THOUGHT
Peter Riley's rambles

TWELVE TEXTS FOR ADMONITORY SERMONS
ON THE POET RUTHVEN TODD
Robert Latona on an uncommonly rewarding writer

RATTLESNAKE WEATHER
Tim Peeler goes to the drive-in

LETTING GO OF CONTROL
Steve Spence on Norman Jope,
Andy Croft & Jeremy Reed


SOME BRILLIANT PSYCHOSIS
Just Geraldine Monk

'OUT INTO THE RIVER EXE...'
Jaime Robles' 'White Swan'

HULLABALOO AND SECRET PIANOS
David Grubb has other stories to tell

IT WILL ALL BE FORGOTTEN LATER
writes Seren Adams

SIX STUDIES OF BEEFHEART
John Mingay leaves an impression

MISSING THINGS
Rob Stanton and Joanne Ashcroft reviewed

PASS THE BAYONET
Jake O'Leary's Televisions

BORROWED AND FAMILIAR LANDSCAPES
Martin Caseley on Peter Scupham

MAPPING THE URBAN FIELD
City State - New London Poetry

IT IS HARD NOT TO SEE CAGE'S GHOST
in Glenn Frantz's poems

THE PAMPHLET LIVES!
Alasdair Paterson reviews five new ones

IF SILENCE FALLS THE SPOOK-EAR HEARS
six sonnets by Mike Ferguson



   

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