Agenda - Poems on Water
Published by Agenda Magazine
Vol. 42, No. 1
This single issue of Agenda poetry magazine is very refreshing and readable. It marks a return to mainly single issues for English speaking poets (and translators), and to the classical, traditional mainly black and white covers headed by the David Jones’ lettering for the pocket-sized journals.
In the Editorial, Pádraic Fallon, the important Irish poet (1905-1974) is quoted from his prose writings: ‘The poem finds the poet’. Similarly, the varied poems on the theme of ‘Water’ here seem to have found this issue and shaped it of their own accord, giving this section and the issue as a whole that ‘personality’ which Fallon accords to the most interesting books.