All posts by Pennine Platform

Pennine Platform is a long-running independent poetry magazine, published twice a year in May and November.


Editorial, Pennine Platform No. 82

We live in an age of human rights – it seems, sometimes, as if everybody is trumping common sense by claiming a human right. For example, claiming rights to a family life trumps public safety in many cases of deportation. However, it’s not all negative. Stephen Pinker cites the ‘human rights revolution’ as one of ...


Editorial, Pennine Platform No. 81

Auden said, ”Poetry makes nothing happen.” In contrast, Shelley said, “Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world” – which sounds rather an excessive, if not bombastic, claim! Certainly, it’s sometimes hard to see how a little poetry magazine can make anything happen except satisfy the reclusive vanity of the editor and the poets. But ...


Pennine Platform No. 81

Fifty-eight pages of wonderful poetry packed into the latest edition of Pennine Platform. Poems from John Arnold, Nicholas Bielby, Ian Clarke, Robert Cockcroft, Tony Cosier, Peter Day, Julia Deakin, Clive Donovan, Philip Foster, Ray Givans, Jim Greenhalf, Stuart Handysides, Kevin Hanson, David Page, David Sapp, Gordon Scans, Gillian Stoneham, Bob Tristram and Josie Walsh. Read ...


Editorial, Pennine Platform No. 80

Whether in newspapers, in gossip, in history, in novels, drama, films, legends, fairy tales or myths, we understand ourselves and the world we live in by telling ourselves stories. It is through such stories that we transmit our culture and social mores from one generation to the next. Language is our primary socialised way of ...


Pennine Platform No.80

Latest edition of Pennine Platform, including poetry from Tony Cosier, Ian Clarke, Gillian Stoneham, Philip Foster, Gordon Scans, Clive Donovan, John Arnold, Jill Boucher, Stuart Handysides, Peter Day, David Sapp, Ray Givans, Bob Tristram, Kevin Hanson, Nicholas Bielby, Robert Cockcroft, Julia Deakin, Josie Walsh, David Page and Jim Greenhalf. Read Nicholas Bielby’s Editorial. Interested in ...