Lynx: Poetry from Bath:8

Issue 8, October 1998

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

Douglas Barbour supplies two massive articles. Firstly he has more thoughts on Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Then he discusses the lyric I, which is a subject that always interests me in view of Olson. David Latané talks around the South African, Peter Horn's, very good new book of poems. And I reminisce on Bob Dylan in view of the imminent CD release of the 1966 concert known incorrectly as the Royal Albert Hall.

There are three poems from Douglas Barbour. In this issue sequences of poems are featured and we have them from Alison Croggon, Coral Hull, Fred Beake, William Oxley and myself. 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. Douglas Barbour: Three poems
  2. Alison Croggon: A REQUIEM
  4. Fred Beake: FOUR SYMPHONIES
  5. William Oxley: Cascade
  6. Douglas Clark: EXISTENTIAL ANGST

The Articles

  1. Douglas Barbour: Late thoughts on Ted Hughes's `Birthday Letters'
  2. Douglas Barbour: LYRIC/ANTI-LYRIC
  3. Douglas Clark: Manchester Free Trade Hall
  4. David Latané On Peter Horn's `Rivers'
  5. Douglas Clark: British and Irish Poetry Sites

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