Lynx: Poetry from Bath:10

Issue 10, February 1999

Editorial: Douglas Clark

This is an occasional magazine with a core of critical articles on poetry. Supplemented by a list of the poets whose work is available in this Webspace. A section of poems is added. Few poems will be published and it is intended to maintain the highest quality. What this magazine is really about is articles and writers are invited to submit if they have some point to make. This is not an academic journal and stress lies on readability. The remit is the world of poetry in the broadest sense. Submissions or comments should be sent to

There are a good crop of articles in this issue. Ann Skea writes about Ted Hughes and Crow, and also reviews Lyndall Gordon's biography of T.S.Eliot which is now revised in one volume. Douglas Barbour writes about new books of Canadian poetry in which I am particularly interested in the Michael Ondaatje and the Lisa Robertson. William Oxley writes about the noteworthy Senegalese poet Leopold Senghor whom he has translated. David Kennedy has a thought-provoking article on aspects of masculinity in contemporary British poetry which encourages male writers to take a fresh look at their own work.

The distinguished Israeli writer Elisha Porat has contributed a short story.

There are poems from Jesse Glass, John Horvath Jr, David Kennedy, Sheila E.Murphy, and Elisha Porat. I have, as usual, appended my summary of British and Irish URLs.

Details of contributors and access to all their work in the magazine is provided in the Contributors/Index Page.

`Lynx: Poetry from Bath' was selected for Suite 101 by Jaimes Alsop of The Alsop Review, Consulting Editor (Poetry).

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The Poems

  1. Jesse Glass: Four poems
  2. John Horvath Jr: MAD OSGOOD TROOP
  3. David Kennedy: Postmodern Scenes
  4. Sheila E.Murphy: HANDSPRINGS
  5. Elisha Porat: Four poems

A Short Story

The Articles

  1. Ann Skea: Ted Hughes and Crow
  2. William Oxley: LEOPOLD SEDAR SENGHOR - An African Whitman
  3. Douglas Barbour: Canadian Poetry as Eclectic in the best sense
  4. Ann Skea: Review of Lyndall Gordon's T.S.Eliot
  5. David Kennedy: Boys' Zone
  6. Douglas Clark: British and Irish Poetry Sites

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