Welcome to The Frip, our reviews and features magazine. It’s July, so head on down to the World Snail Racing Championships in Congham, Norfolk, because you know you want to win that silver tankard stuffed with lettuce.
Feature: Katrina Naomi writes about finding permission to write, violence in poetry, and what makes a happy life
Book Review: Hilary Menos reviews Fridge by Selima Hill (The Rialto, 2021), oh be quiet by Natalie Shaw (Against the Grain, 2020), and do not be lulled by the dainty starlike blossom by Rachael Matthews (The Emma Press, 2021)
Book Review: Mat Riches reviews Citadel by Martha Sprackland (Liverpool University Press, 2020)
In Conversation: The Friday Poem talks to Amy Wack, Poetry Editor at Seren Books, about finding new poets, funding under austerity, and what it's like to be a poetry gatekeeper
Book Review: Richie McCaffery reviews The Slowing Ride by Will Stone (Shearsman, 2020)
Book Review: Steven Lovatt reviews Still by Christopher Meredith (Seren, 2021)