I came home from two weeks in New England to my contributor’s copy of South Bank Poetry 15. I was very sorry to miss the launch reading due to this trip. However, I look forward to reading through poems from a list of names both familiar and new.
My own addition to the issue is “London Blues”. Prof. Robert Hass’s “Poetry of American Cultures” lectures at UC Berkeley introduced me to American blues as not only a musical but also a poetic form. However, I scarcely could have guessed at that time that I would take up the form years later in relation to my new life in London.
Copies are available at Foyle’s on Charing Cross Road, Royal Festival Hall, the London Review Bookshop, and can be ordered by mail through contacting Peter Ebsworth.