by Ruth O'Callaghan
Take the humanity of the late, lamented U. A. Fanthorpe, the syntactical dexterity of Marilyn Hacker, the metaphysical yet sensuous Fiona Sampson, add Brownjohn, Porter, Riordan, Agbabi, Bensley, Brackenbury, Lucas and Bailey and you have a book that illustrates the the best of modern poetry. Include the committed passion of selected poets from the floor of the two monthly venues, Lumen and Buck St., Camden, and you have a vibrant anthology which encompasses the entire gamut of human experience. Proceeds from the sale of this publication go to support two Cold Weather Shelter projects in Camden.