It was maps we needed to locate the voices
of the delta with its birdcalls and inflections,
the marshy ground that lay between places
that were solid with the chattering of fictions.
(from George Szirtes, Mapping the Delta)
The Poetry Book Society Winter Bulletin for 2016 features writing from Winter Choice poet George Szirtes regarding Mapping the Delta, as well as pieces from Recommended poets John Ashbery, Rachael Boast, Anne Carson and Jane Draycott. These are accompanied by comments from the selectors and numerous extracts from their works. The selectors also provide pieces on the Recommended Translation Vladimir Mayakovsky and Other Poems, the Special Commendation Slakki: New & Neglected Poems by Roy Fisher, and the Pamphlet Choice The Parkinson's Poems by Frank Ormsby. Eighteen short reviews of new poetry books complete the publication, along with a catalogue of works available for purchase by members at a discounted price.