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The best recent poetry – review roundup

Them! by Harry Josephine Giles; Still City by Oksana Maksymchuk; Conflicted Copy by Sam Riviere; The Collected Poems by Roger McGough; Sleepers Awake by Oli Hazzard.

  • Philip Terry
  • The Guardian

Them! by Harry Josephine Giles (Picador, £10.99)

The title sounds like a B-movie.

We start reading and find it’s about transgender life in modern Britain, then read a bit more to find it’s quite close to a B-movie after all.

Like alien invaders, the trans community are faced with hostility wherever they turn, from doctors, employers, parents and…

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