The North is a biannual magazine of poems, articles, reviews and features.
from the Editorial
“…We try not to publish the same poets in consecutive numbers, though aficionados will recognise some of the same names across issues, especially in among the features and reviews. We depend on the writers who believe in The North and share our values and who can turn in copy that is warm and lively as well as insightful and informative, introducing us to new writers or shining a light on ones that have fallen from view. Which is why alongside the wide-ranging reviews, we have so many features – including a new one on ‘Recent Reading’. Poetry collections stay recent for ages don’t they, bought with enthusiasm but often not quite got round to. That latest out- ing from Alfred Lord Tennyson, for instance, I don’t think I’ve even opened it. Also, we have not one but two ‘Featured Titles’ now in each issue, a pamphlet and a book, that even The North’s clued-up readers might otherwise miss and which we think you will enjoy. In this issue too a particularly (sparing her blushes) illuminating ‘Poets I Go Back To’ by Ramona Herdman – one which will take some readers back to their Larkins re-enthused…”
Patricia Ace • Vasiliki Albedo • Graham Allison • Rebecca Althaus • Ann Atkinson • Sarah Barnsley • Anne Berkeley • Emma Beynon • Kate Bingham • Val Binney • Dean Browne • Ciaran Buckley • Maurice Burrows • Robbie Burton • Liz Byrne • Mary Chuck • Harry Clifton • Jennifer Copley • Jamie Coward • Chris Dickinson • Maura Dooley • Helen Evans • Billy Fenton • Elsa Fischer • John Foggin • Marilyn Francis • Camille Francois • Maggie Freeman • Philip Gross • Doreen Gurrey • Maija Haavisto • Philip Hancock • Lydia Harris • John Harvey • Matt Haw • Ramona Herdman • Almira Holmes • Naomi Jaffa • Gary Jude • Gaynor Kane • Jenny King • Annie Kissack • Arji Manuelpillai • Fokkina McDonnell • Jim McElroy • Maura McKee • Paul Mills • Sarah Mnatzaganian • Graham Mort • Emma Must • Jan Norton • Pascale Petit • Stuart Pickford • Kathy Pimlott • Pauline Plummer • Maya C Popa • Terence Quinn • Maggie Reed • Mark Roper • Philip Rush • Kate Rutter • Helen Seymour • Craig Smith • Sue Spiers • Greta Stoddart • Laura Strickland • Tessa Strickland • Alicia Stubbersfield • Anastasia Taylor-Lind • Pam Thompson • Susan Utting • Jeffrey Wainwright • Joe Williams • Anthony Wilson • Sarah Wimbush • River Wolton
Ramona Herdman on Poets I Go Back To • The Collection by Michael Laskey • Blind Criticism by Stuart Pickford and Susan Utting • Recent Reading by Jonathan Davidson • Ian Pople on the poetry of Ann Atkinson • Anthony Wilson Close Reading Josephine Corcoran • Featured Title #1 by Maurice Burrows • Featured Title #2 by Kate Bingham
Helen Bowell on Cynthia Miller and Sean Kai Keung • Steve Whitaker on Hannah Lowe and Steve Ely • Ian McMillan on Anne Walsh Donnelly, Jiye Lee and Tina Tamsho-Thomas • Karl Knights on Raymond Antrobus, Stephen Lightbrown, The Emma Press Anthology of Illness and Dominik Parisien • Charlie Baylis on Jenna Clake, Victoria Kennefick and Wills Burns • Belinda Cooke on Mary Noonan, Carolyn L Tipton and Su Smallen Love