Sunday, 23 January 2011
Poetry in the Post
I love receiving surprises in the post and when it's the sort of thing you regularly see and admire, yet never actually part cash for, all the better. This lovely little magazine was sent to me on a whim by my boyfriend who studies and lives in London. Poetry is a monthly publication by The Poetry Foundation featuring new poetry and essays. February 2011 contains articles from Adam Kirsch and David Orr alongside new poetry from Jessica Jopp, Alicia Ostriker, Carolyn Forche, Thomas Lynch and Todd Swift amongst others.
Each edition features original artwork and the sort of adverts you'll actually enthusiastically pore over. It's printed on gorgeous, substantial paper with a solid spine and looks great among my books, guaranteeing more longevity that the average fashion glossy. All in all, well worth a tiny £3!