Articles and Essays, Reviews & Interviews

Articles and Essays

  • ‘Against Excess’ in PN Review 48 (Vol.12 No.4, 1986) ( – subscription required)
  • ‘Pity England!’ in Hard Times ( Deutsch-englische Zeitschrift No.80: ‘Contemporary (British) Poetry’, edited by John Hartley Williams, Berlin, 2006)
  • ‘A Wave from a Boat? The Poetry of Greg Delanty’ in Agenda: ‘Atlantic Crossings: 50th Birthday Celebration for Greg Delanty’ (Vol.43 No.4 & Vol.44 No.1, Summer Autumn, 2008)
  • ‘Romantic Agoraphobia: the Poetry of Brian Jones’ in PN Review 201 (Vol.38 No.1, 2011) – subscription required)
  • Introductory Essay in Paul McLoughlin (editor), Brian Jones: New & Selected Poems (Shoestring Press, 2013)
  • ‘The Courtenay Play’ in Tony Roberts (editor), Poetry in the Blood (Shoestring Press, 2014)
  • ‘Joining the Curves’ (May, 2014) is an unpublished review-essay on the poetry of John Hartley Williams It is a reworking, following the poet’s death, of an earlier piece entitled ‘In the Shadows’ (May, 2010). Both were written with the LRB in mind (they were gracious and not a little mysterious on both occasions in deciding in the end to take not to take them) The pieces are available on request.
  • ‘Inside and Out – the force of nature in poems by Ted Hughes (‘Wind’); Seamus Heaney (‘Storm on the Island’); Ian Hamilton (‘The Storm’) & Brian Jones (‘The Measure of the Need’)’ in the Kings College London website, Wild Court, at (19th October, 2015)
  • ‘The Unclubbable Jones’ in The North 55 (January, 2016)
  • ‘Scholarship Boys: Some Thoughts on the Poetry of Douglas Dunn & Brian Jones’ in The Dark Horse: The Neglected Poets Issue (Spring & Summer 2018)


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