Over the years, I have blogged microreviews on a number of books and pamphlets. This is my attempt to start logging those from about spring 2013 onwards. Authors/editors listed alphabetically by surname. Titles should link to the review and the press name should like to that press/the specific title on that press’s website.

(N.B. They sit alongside other events in my life, rather than in separate blog posts, because this is how I fit poetry/reading into my life, alongside everything else, as I’d guess most readers have to. For similar reasons, these micro-reviews are also mostly about pleasure and enjoyment in the reading, rather than academic or technical analysis. An occasional post of favourite individual poems can also be found here.)

For other critics’ reviews of Sarah’s own collections, see the page for the relevant title under the Books tab.

Tiffany Atkinson So Many Moving Parts(Bloodaxe)

Simon Barraclough Sunspots(Penned in the Margins)

Jo Bell Kith (Nine Arches Press)

Jo Bell (editor, with Jane Commane)Maps & Legends: Poems to Find Your Way By part one and part two (Nine Arches Press)

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge Hello, the Roses New Directions

Liz Berry Black Country (Chatto and Windus)

Colette Bryce The Whole & Rain-domed Universe (Picador)

Mark Burnhope Lever Arch (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press)

David Calcutt (with Nadia Kingsley and artist Peter Tinkler) through the woods Fairacre Press

Helen Calcutt Sudden rainfall Perdika Press

Joel Chace Kansoz (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press)

Jane Commane (editor, with Jo Bell) Maps & Legends: Poems to Find Your Way By part one and part two (Nine Arches Press)

Josephine Corcoran The Misplaced House (Tall Lighthouse)

Tim Cresswell Soil Penned in the Margins

Sarah Crewe (with Sophie Mayer) Signs of the Sistership (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press)

Anamaria Crowe Serrano’s one columbus leap (Corrupt Press)

Kristina Marie Darling Petrachan (BlazeVOX)

Jonathan Davidson Humfrey Coningsby (Valley Press)

Nichola Deane My Moriarty (Flarestack)

Lorna Dowell Crossing the Ellipsis (HappenStance)

Carrie Etter Imagined Sons (Seren)

Myfanwy Fox Fox Unkennelled

Alison Gibb Silent Diagrams (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press)

Jesse Glasse ‘Play [Day] for [Of] the Dead: A [Decryptive] Dance For Mirror and Word’ (zimZalla avant objects)

Mark Goodwin Steps (Longbarrow Press)

Rebecca Goss Her Birth (Carcanet)

Wayne Holloway-Smith (editor) follow the trail of moths sidekick books

Robin Houghton The Great Vowel Shift (Telltale Press)

Luke Kennard Planet-Shaped Horse (Nine Arches Press)

Amy Key (editor) Best Friends Forever anthology Emma Press

Nadia Kingsley (with David Calcutt and artist Peter Tinkler)through the woods Fairacre Press

Sarah Lang For Tamara (Anansi)

Kim Lasky Eclipse (Templar Poetry )

Melissa Lee-Houghton Beautiful Girls Penned in the Margins

Sophie Meyer (with Sarah Crewe) Signs of the Sistership (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press)

Rosie Miles CUTS ( HappenStance)

Martin Malone The Waiting HillsideTemplar Poetry

Karen McCarthy Woolf An Aviary of Small Birds (Carcanet)

Matt Merritt The Elephant Tests (Nine Arches Press)

Richard Moorhead The Word Museum (Flarestack Poets)

David Morley The Gypsy and the Poet (Carcanet)

Jessi Lee Narducci Sharked (Dancing Girl Press)

bruno neiva averbaldraftsone&otherstories (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press)

Pascal O’Loughlin’s Chocoholochismo zimZalla avant objects

d.e. oprava b/c(Knives, Forks and Spoons Press)

Antony Owen Margaret Thatcher’s Museum (Hesterglock Press)

Antony Owen (with Joseph Horgan) The Year I Loved England (Pighog Press)

Robert Peake The Knowledge (Nine Arches Press)

Ian Pindar Constellations (Carcanet)

Evelyn Posamentier POLAND AT THE DOOR (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press)

Claudia Rankine Citizen: An American Lyric(Graywolf Press)

Yvonne Reddick (editor, with George Ttouli)The Apple Anthology (Nine Arches Press)

Sarer Scotthorne The Blood House (Hesterglock Press)

Catherine Smith Otherwhere (Smith/Doorstep)

Ruth Stacey Fox Boy (Dancing Girl Press)

Ruth Stacey Queen, Jewel, Mistress: A History of the Queens of England & Great Britain In Verse (Eyewear)

Jayne Stanton Beyond the Tune (Soundswrite Press)
Robert Swereda

Signature Move(Knives, Forks and Spoons Press)

Scott Thurston Of Being Circular (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press)

Angela Topping (editor) >Advice on Proposals, an anthology of poems inspired by Austen/her characters (Like This Press)

Angela Topping Letting Go Mother’s Milk Books

Angela Topping (editor) Scratching of Pens, an anthology of poems inspired by the Brontës (Like This Press)

Angela Topping (editor) Sweet Breast and Acid Tongue, an anthology of poems inspired by Shakespeare (Like This Press)

George Ttouli (editor, with Yvonne Reddick)The Apple Anthology (Nine Arches Press)

Robin Vaughan-Williams The Manager Happenstance

Sarah Wardle Beyond (Bloodaxe)

Sarah Westcott Inklings flap pamphlet series

J L Williams Locust and Marlin (Shearsman Books)

Tony Williams The Midlands (Nine Arches Press)

Jim C Wilson Will I Ever Get to Minsk Happenstance

Please do let me know if you spot any errors or omissions in this list. Microreviews prior to spring 2013 may be found on this blog, but because of time constraints have not yet been catalogued. I also have uncatalogued reviews on earlier blogs and websites such as the spoken word section of Behind the Arras.

I also reviewed for local newspapers while I was working as a news reporter (1997-2001). During my postgraduate year at University of Wales, Cardiff, I did theatre reviews for Gair Rhydd (1997/1998). While at Oxford University from 1993-1997, I was arts editor of Isis (magazine) (Jan-April 1997) and wrote reviews for the Oxford Student (1996/1997). I was Oxford Student drama editor and reviewer from Nov 1994-June 1995.