Poetry should be a form of experiment, testing out the world to see what its made of. This collection is still discovering new elements in the poetry periodic table. Here, once again, is a gathering of the unstable and unpredictable; up-and-coming voices that surprise themselves, let alone the reader. Voices like Helen Ivory, Carrie Etter, Julian Stannard, Helena Nelson, Dorothy Yamamoto, Catherine Smith and Luke Heeley.
Do you want to find out how to hang a man? What its like to live in a glass room? Fly with Ferlinghetti over Genoa? Do you want to visit the zoo in February and maybe find out a new theory of everything? Come and join in the experiment!
Other poets include: Zoe Brigley, winner of an Eric Gregory Award 2003; Alan Mumford, winner of the Poetry London Prize 2002; and Tishani Doshi, winner of an Eric Gregory Award 2001.
Reactions 4 is edited by Esther Morgan, recipient of an Eric Gregory Award in 1998. Her first collection, Beyond Calling Distance (Bloodaxe 2001), was the winner of the Aldeburgh Festival Poetry Prize for the best first collection published in Britain and Eire in 2001. Esther was runner-up in Six of the Best: Best New Talent 2002.