Announcing Jacket 20 - December 2002 (...late again!...)
* * * * * Focus: C A M B R I D G E , England * * * * *
Over a hundred contributions, adding up to over 400 printed pages of
literary thrills from the haunt of Coleridge and Wittgenstein...
* Feature: Veronica Forrest-Thomson, 1947-1975:
- Brian Kim Stefans: Veronica Forrest-Thomson and High Artifice
- J.H. Prynne: Veronica Forrest-Thomson: A Personal Memoir (1976)
- Veronica Forrest-Thomson: five poems
- Veronica Forrest-Thomson: Swinburne as Poet: a reconsideration
(an unpublished essay)
- (plus Swinburne Chronology - 1837 to 1909)
- Veronica Forrest-Thomson: A letter to G.S. Fraser
- George Fraser: poem: A Napkin
with Veronica's Face, not Christ's
- Jim Keery: 'Jacob's Ladder' and the Levels of Artifice:
Veronica Forrest-Thomson on J.H. Prynne -
a fifty-page analysis of VF-T's analysis
of J.H. Prynne's poem 'Of Sanguine Fire'
- Peter Robinson reviews Veronica Forrest-Thomson:
On the Periphery (1976.)
- Robert Sheppard: poem: Parody and Pastoral
- Suzanne Raitt reviews Alison Mark,
Veronica Forrest-Thomson and Language Poetry
- John Tranter: poem: Address to the Reader
* The Aspidistra Cult: Articles and Reviews:
- Andrew Duncan: A Various Art and the Cambridge Leisure Centre
- Andrew Duncan reviews Trevor Joyce, a body of work 1966-2000
- Andrew Duncan reviews
Paul Holman, Helen Macdonald, and DS Marriott
- Paddy Fraser: G.S. Fraser, A Memoir...
'Like many Scotsmen, George had strong appetites
and an even stronger sense of guilt about indulging them.'
- JÚr˘me Game: Anti-Freeze, by Keston Sutherland
- John Kerrigan: Paul Muldoon's Transits
- John Kinsella: Cambridge Notes (1996)
- Rod Mengham: Bourgeois News: Humphrey Jennings
and Charles Madge ('We are [...] working out
a complete plan of campaign, which will be possible
when we have not fifty but 5,000 observers.
The following are a few examples of problems
that will arise: Behaviour of people at war memorials.
Shouts and gestures of motorists. The aspidistra cult...')
- Kate Price: Experiment magazine, 1928-31 -
William Empson, William Hare, Jacob Bronowski,
Hugh Sykes Davies and Humphrey Jennings.
- Peter Quartermain: CADDEL
* Hugh Sykes Davies - 'a lioness in the sidecar':
- George Watson - 'Remembering Prufrock' -
Hugh Sykes Davies 1909-1984
- Hugh Sykes Davies, Four Poems:
- 'Decline of PhŠthon' (1929)
- 'SententiŠ' (1931)
- 'In the stump of an old tree...' (1936)
- 'It doesn't look like a finger...' (1938)
- Hugh Sykes Davies, Prose:
- Sympathies with Surrealism (1936)
- Review of Narration, by Gertrude Stein (1936)
- Cambridge Poetry (1955)
* John Kerrigan: Checklist of the publications
of Hugh Sykes Davies
* Five poets from Quid magazine, Cambridge (Editor: Keston Sutherland):
- Durs GrŘnbein, from 'Variation auf kein Thema'
- Peter Manson, 'Envoy'
- Tim Morris, 'Dramatis PersonŠ'
- Keston Sutherland, 'Ten Past Nine'
- John Wilkinson, 'The Line of Definition'
* Tom Clark: Letters home from Cambridge (1963-65)
* Feature: Parataxis magazine (Cambridge, UK)
Editors: Drew Milne & Simon Jarvis:
- Andrea Brady: Song (for Florida)
- Clark Coolidge: Two poems
- Fanny Howe: excerpt from Reconstruction
- Simon Jarvis: Quality and the non-identical
in J.H.Prynne's 'Aristeas, in seven years'
- Grace Lake: Three poems
- Rod Mengham: Down in the Mouth
- Drew Milne: Agoraphobia, and the embarrassment
- Drew Milne reviews Poets on Writing:
Britain, 1970-1991, Ed. Denise Riley
- Dell Olsen: from Corrupted by Showgirls
- Neil Reeve and Richard Kerridge: Deaf to Meaning:
On J.H.Prynne's The Oval Window
- Denise Riley: Knowing in the real world
- Keston Sutherland: Ritalin Daiquiri
- John Wilkinson: Getting Shot Of It
* Parataxis magazine -- Contemporary Chinese poetry:
Poems: Che Qianzi, Zhou Yaping, Yi Cun, Huang Fan, Hong Liu
Prose: * Zhou Yaping: Letter to J.H. Prynne
* Huang Fan: Poetry's new shore: Language
* Biographical Notes
* Jeff Twitchell: Note on the translations
* J.H. Prynne: Afterword
* Feature: Perfect Bound magazine, 1976 to 1979
- Interview: Nate Dorward talks to editor Peter Robinson
about Perfect Bound magazine, issued from Cambridge
from 1976 to 1979
- J. H. Prynne: The Land of Saint Martin
- John James: After Christopher Wood
- Peter Robinson:
Veronica Forrest-Thomson: On the Periphery
- Tom Raworth: Magnetic Water
- John Matthias: After the Death of Chekhov
- Rod Mengham: from Beds & Scrapings
- John Wilkinson: Political Health
- Aidan Semmens: The Strange Geometry
- Adam Clarke-Williams:
The Ambassadors: Raymond Williams in
Cambridge, Christmas in Portsmouth.
- Douglas Oliver: Fun House
- Wendy Mulford: Chinese Postcard Sequence
- J.H. Prynne: Reader's Lockjaw
- Pierre Reverdy: Poem
- Peter Riley: Digest of
the Poetical Works of Dora Oliver
- Denise Riley: A Nueva York
- Geoffrey Ward: It's My Town
But I Had to Leave It)
- Elaine Feinstein: Two Lyrics
From 'An England Sequence'
- Marcus Perryman: from Outposts
- Peter Robinson: Looking Up
- Gael Turnbull: The Borders Revisited
- John Welch: Grieving Signal
- Bob Cobbing and Robert Sheppard:
'Blatent blather/virulent whoops'
- Robert Hampson: 'the beacon',
'no signal detected', and 'eroded marks'
- Lawrence Joseph, 'Stop Me If I've Told You'
- David Kennedy, 'Minster', or
- John Kinsella: Four (Cambridge) poems
- Tony Lopez, 'About Cambridge'
- David Marriott, 'De L'autocritique'
- Drew Milne, from 'Ill at these numbers'
- Peter Robinson, 'Pressure Cooker Noise'
and 'Living in the Workroom'
* Cambridge Scenic Vignettes by John Tranter