The North – 63


The North 63 showcases 112 poems by 65 outstanding poets, including poems by Mimi Khalvati, Stephen Knight, Fokkina McDonnell, Bernard O’Donoghue, Jane Routh, Paul Stephenson, and Cliff Yates.

This issue’s ‘Featured Title’ is The Minute & The Train by John-Paul Burns. Other features include ‘Poets I Go Back To’ by Kathy Pimlott, ‘Blind Criticism’ by Robbie Burton & Jasmine Simms, and a new feature, a ‘Retro Review’ by Jonathan Davidson.

The North 63 also includes reviews of dozens of collections including Jay Bernard, Alison Brackenbury, Vahni Capildeo, U A Fanthorpe, Hannah Lowe, Kristín Ómarsdóttir, and George Seferis.

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The North is a biannual magazine of poems, articles, reviews and features.

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Chrissy Banks * Mike Barlow * Aziz Dixon * Lynn Foote * Martin Zarrop * Regina Weinert * Sam Garvan * Sandra Galton * Alan Payne * Patricia Leighton * Paul Stephenson * Marion New * Chaucer Cameron * Elizabeth Horsley * Alex Clark * Duncan Chambers * Maggie Reed * Margaret Wilmot * Stephen Knight * Jill Penny * Paul Henry * Penny Sharman * David Crystal * Mimi Khalvati * Noel Monahan * Mhairi Owens * Jamie Coward * Gina Wilson * Linda McKenna * Matt Oliver * Philip Miller * Robert Etty * Miriam Patrick * Dominic Weston * Rosemary Norman * Roy Marshall * Keith Hutson * Jane Routh * Joe Caldwell * Sue Riley * Bernard O’Donoghue * Heidi Beck * Martin Edwards * D A Prince * John Foggin * Susan Connolly * Cliff Yates * Stephanie Conybeare * Robert Hamberger * John North * Christina Buckton * Terence Quinn * Graham Mort * Fokkina McDonnell * June Crebbin * Mary Chuck * Sarah Watkinson * Olga Dermott-Bond * Mark Granier * Stephen Lightbown * Wendy Pratt * Justina Hart * John-Paul Burns


Jonathan Davidson on Mick North and Catherine Byron

Kathy Pimlott on John Keats and Mimi Khalvati

Keith Hutson on John-Paul Burns

Blind Criticism by Robbie Burton & Jasmine Simms


Paul Stephenson on Luke Kennard, Jenna Clake, Claire Trévien

Pam Thompson on David Clarke, Alison Winch, Patricia Smith

Noel Williams on Kerry Darbishire, Kim Moore, Liz Nuttal (eds)

Karl Knights on U A Fanthorpe, Michael Wilson

David Cooke on Maitreyabandhu, Jane Clarke, Caroline Maldonado

Charlie Baylis on Carrie Etter, Isabel Galleymore

D A Prince on Lisa Kelly, Marianne Burton, Alison Brackenbury

Laura Scott on Kristín Ómarsdóttir, Diana Anphimiadi, George Seferis

Andrew Jeffrey on Gillian Allnut, J R Carpenter, Camilla Nelson

Theophilus Kwek on Jay Bernard, Vahni Capildeo

Belinda Cooke on Patricia McCarthy, Diana Hendry, Peter Robinson

Ian McMillan on Hannah Lowe, Ian Pople, Claire Crowther, Nigel King, Elizabeth Hare

Jonathan Davidson on Mara Bergman, Clare Shaw, Nina Bogin

Jane Routh on Niall Campbell, John McCullough, Martina Evans

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