In here is the light
falling on a bed
and on a book left open
at a chapter you might read
(from James Sheard, 'Letters, Light' in The Abandoned Settlements)
The Poetry Book Society Spring Bulletin for 2017 features writing from Spring Choice poet James Sheard regarding The Abandoned Settlements, as well as pieces from Recommended poets Simon Armitage, Emily Berry and John Burnside, and Ahren Warner on C K Williams. These are accompanied by comments from the selectors and numerous extracts from their works. The selectors also provide pieces on the Recommended Translation The Book Behind the Dune by Andrés Sanchéz Robayna, the Special Commendation The Clinic, Memory by Elaine Feinstein, and the Pamphlet Choice Complicity by Tom Sastry. Fifteen short reviews of poetry books for spring reading complete the publication, along with a catalogue of works available for purchase by members at a discounted price.