Late Summer Poetry Picks
Selected by John Clegg
Poetry makes ideal UK holiday reading; while the sun shines, explore Roman ruins or the backstreets of Penrith or the valleys of Exmoor – when the weather turns, duck under a beer garden umbrella and read a couple of poems with a pint while you wait for the weather to blow over. Here’s some of the new poetry titles we’re most excited about this summer, including long-awaited second collections from Alex Wong, Dai George and Raymond Antrobus, Cynthia Miller’s Forward-shortlisted debut, woozy Cornish sea-poems from Penelope Shuttle, Steve Ely’s ambitious long poem on the life cycle of eels, and a new anthology of folklore-inspired poetry from 3 of Cups Press.
From the publisher:
This is an anthology about imagined histories. Featuring poetry inspired by fairy tales, folklore, urban legends, creation myths, founding myths, Greek/Haitian/Indian/Mancunian myths. Here are our counterfactuals, our apocrypha, our…