Issue 10 of the wonderful 14 is out now, with beautiful drawings by Clare Johnson.
Each poem is of 14 lines, which makes reading a pleasure - the line-limit serves as a focus, so each poem has something to say. Further, one can compare what each poem achieves within that limit, and how - whether regular sonnet or blank verse. Differences jump out, such as the striking build-up of 'me' rhymes closing William Gilson's 'At the Dumpster.'
I enjoyed a lot of the work here, in particular 'Prelude to an affair' by Caroline Price, which ends:
they hear and see nothing, will not say
that the footbridge has been washed away
by storms, that the only way forward
is through the water.
I also enjoyed, Helen Jagger's 'Getting the milk,' though the laurel crown is taken by Katherine Gallagher's 'South Beach.'
Ideally, this magazine will reach its 14th issue and fold.