This has just arrived. I’m pleased to have work in here along with such good company. Thanks to Kelvin Corcoran, and to Tony Frazer at Shearsman. The cover’s by Bruce McLean. Copies available from Shearsman.
From the Shearsman website:
‘Sadly, John James passed away in May 2018, just a month after launching his New & Selected Poems, Sarments (Shearsman Books) in London. Here friends, admirers and colleagues take their cue from 2 quatrains in James’s ‘Theory of Poetry’, and respond accordingly: Anthony Barnett, Kelvin Corcoran, Chris Cornwell, Lyndon Davies, Andrew Duncan, John Goodby, John Hall, Alan Halsey, Peter Hughes, Romana Huk, Linda Kemp, Mark Leahy, Tony Lopez, Anthony Mellors, Ian Patterson, Simon Perril, J.H. Prynne, Denise Riley, Peter Riley, Gavin Selerie, Simon Smith, John Temple, Nick Totton, Karlien van den Beukel, Robert Vas Dias, Geoff Ward, John Wilkinson, Cliff Yates, plus a painting by Bruce McLean on the cover.’