Works by Robert Sheppard
Full Length Poetry and Creative Prose Collections
Daylight Robbery, Exeter: Stride, 1990
The Flashlight Sonata, Exeter: Stride, 1993
Empty Diaries, Exeter: Stride, 1998
The Lores, London: Reality Street, 2003
Tin Pan Arcadia, Cambridge: Salt Publishing, 2004
Hymns to the God in which my Typewriter Believes, Exeter: Stride, 2006
Complete Twentieth Century Blues, Cambridge: Salt Publishing, 2008
Warrant Error, Exeter: Shearsman Books, 2009
Berlin Bursts, Exeter: Shearsman Books, 2011
A Translated Man, Exeter: Shearsman Books, 2013
Words Out of Time, Newton-le-Willows: Knives, Forks and Spoons, 2015
History or Sleep: Selected Poems, Bristol: Shearsman Books, 2015
Unfinish, London: Veer Publications, 2016
Twitters for a Lark: Poetry of the European Union of Imaginary Authors (with Others), Bristol: Shearsman Books, 2017
Charms and Glitter (with Trev Eales), Newton-le-Willows: Knives Forks and Spoons, 2020 (withdrawn)
The English Strain, Swindon: Shearsman Books, 2021
Bad Idea, Newton-le-Willows: Knives Forks and Spoons, 2021
Short Fiction Collection
The Only Life, Newton-le-Willows: Knives Forks and Spoons, 2011
Pamphlets and shorter publications
Feeble Days and Weak Ends: Autobiography, Filey: Fiasco Publications, 1974
Poems from the Waiting Room, Southwick: 14 Great Grandchildren Press/Supranormal Press, 1974
Triptych, Southwick: 14 Great Grandchildren Press/Supranormal Press, 1976
Lecture Notes, Southwick: 14 Great Grandchildren Press/Supranormal Press, 1978
Dedicated to you but you weren’t listening, London: Writers Forum, 1979
The Frightened Summer, Durham, Pig Press, 1981
The Factory Island Poems , Norwich: Supranormal/Rock Drill Press, 1981
Of Appearances, Manchester: Supranormal/Rock Drill Press, 1983
Returns, Southsea: Textures, 1985
Private Number, London: Northern Lights Publishers, 1986
Letter from the Blackstock Road, London: Oasis Books, 1988
Internal Exile, Southampton: Torque Press, 1988
Codes and Diodes (with Bob Cobbing), London: Writers Forum, 1991
Invite! and Incite! RWC Extra, July 1994 (poetics)
Fox Spotlights, Cheltenham: The Short Run Press, 1995
Free Fists (with Patricia Farrell), London: Writers Forum, 1996
Neutral Drums (with Patricia Farrell), London: Writers Forum, 1999
Blatent Blather/Virulent Whoops (with Bob Cobbing), London: Writers Forum, 2001
The Anti-Orpheus: a notebook, Exeter: Shearsman Books, 2004. (Also available as an e-book at www.shearsman. com)
Risk Assessment (with Rupert Loydell), no location: Damaged Goods, 2006
The Given, Newton-le-Willows: Knives Forks and Spoons, 2010
The Drop, Hunstanton: Oystercatcher Press, 2016
Petrarch 3: a derivative dérive, Crater 36, 2017
The Working Week, Devoran: Smallminded Books, 2017
Hap: Understudies of Thomas Wyatt’s Petrarch, Newton-le-Willows: Knives Forks and Spoons, 2018
Micro Event Space, New Mills, Red Ceilings Press, 2019
Collaborations (with Bob Cobbing): Odes and Diodes and Blatent Blather/Virulent Whoops, Veer Publications, 2021
Ship of Fools Pamphlets and Artist’s Books
Mesopotamia (with images by Patricia Farrell), London: Ship of Fools, 1987
Looking North (with images by Patricia Farrell), London: Ship of Fools, 1987
The Education of Desire, London: Ship of Fools, 1988
The Cannibal Club (with Patricia Farrell), London: Ship of Fools, 1990
Killing Boxes, London: Ship of Fools, London, 1992
Wayne Pratt: Watering the Cactus – the deathbed edition, 1999 Ship of Fools, London, 1992, revised 1999
Logos on Kimonos (with images by Patricia Farrell), London: Ship of Fools, 1992 revised ed. 1998
Seven (with images by Patricia Farrell), London: Ship of Fools, 1992
Icarus - Having Fallen (with Patricia Farrell), London: Ship of Fools, 1992
Transit Depots/Empty Diaries (with John Seed [text] and Patricia Farrell [images]), London: Ship of Fools, 1993
net/(k)not/-work(s), London: Ship of Fools, 1993 (poetics)
Fucking Time (with images by Patricia Farrell), London: Ship of Fools, 1994
Jungle Nights in Pimlico (with images by Patricia Farrell), London: Ship ofFools, 1995
The Book of British Soil (with Patricia Farrell), London: Ship of Fools, 1995
Soleà for Lorca, Liverpool: Ship of Fools, 1998
Birthday Boy, A Present for Lee Harwood, ed. with Patricia Farrell, anthology containing poetry by John Ashbery, art by Andrzej Jackowski, and others, 1999
Depleted Uranium, Liverpool: Ship of Fools, 2001
31st April or The Age of Irony, Liverpool, Ship of Fools, 2001
The End of the Twentieth Century, Liverpool: Ship of Fools, 2002
The Necessity of Poetics, Liverpool: Ship of Fools, 2002
The Blickensderfer Punch (with Patricia Farrell), Liverpool: Ship of Fools, 2002
Turns (with Scott Thurston), Liverpool: Ship of Fools/The Radiator, 2003
Where Treads of Death: five books of Iain Sinclair reviewed, Liverpool: Ship of Fools, 2004
Looking Thru’ A Hole in the Wall (with Patricia Farrell), Liverpool: Ship of Fools, 2010
The Necessity of Poetics (revised edition), Liverpool: Ship of Fools, 2011, reprinted 2012-2016
Liverpool Hugs and Kisses (with Robert Hampson), Liverpool: Ship of Fools/Pushtika Press, 2015
Fandango Loops (with Patricia Farrell), Liverpool, Ship of Fools, 2015
Note: Ship of Fools was set up in the mid 1980s by Robert Sheppard and Patricia Farrell for the purpose of publishing their art and text collaborations, though it has been used for other purposes on occasions, sometimes unrecorded here.
Anthology and other gatherings: poetry, creative prose and fiction
Kent and Sussex Poetry Society Folio, 1973
Anthology 1980: Royal Sheffield Institute for the Blind, 1981
The New British Poetry, eds. Gillian Allnutt, Fred D’Aguiar, Ken Edwards and Eric Mottram, London: Paladin, 1988
Floating Capital: New Poets from London, eds. Adrian Clarke and Robert Sheppard, Elmwood, Connecticut: Potes and Poets Press, USA, 1991
A Purge of / Dissidence, ed. Robert Hampson, 1991
Wasted Years, ed. Robert Hampson, 1992
Verbi Visi Voco: a performance of poetry, eds. Bill Griffiths and Bob Cobbing, London: Writers Forum, 1992
Programme for Woodwork Festival, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, May 1993
Horace Whom I Hated So, ed. Harry Gilonis, London: Five Eyes of Wiwaxia, 1993
Short Attention Span, ed. Kelvin Corcoran, Cheltenham: A Between Meetings Publication, 1994
Motley for Mottram, eds. Bob Cobbing and Bill Griffiths, London: Amra/Writers Forum, 1994
Smallest Poetry Festival in the World programme, December 1994
‘New British and Irish Writing’, West Coat Line Number 17 (29/2) ed. Peter Quartermain, 1995
‘A Selection of New UK Poetry’, Talisman, New Jersey: Talisman Press, 1996
My Kind of Angel (for William Burroughs), ed. Rupert Loydell, Exeter: Stride, 1998
Poems for Kosovo, ed. Rupert Loydell, Exeter: Stride, 1999
Other: British and Irish Poetry Since 1970, eds. Richard Caddel, and Peter Quartermain, Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press, 1999
Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry, ed. Keith Tuma, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2001
Babylon Burning: 9/11 five years on, ed. Todd Swift, Nth Position (web)
Eight Days a Week: Liverpool-Köln Exchange, Liverpool, 2006
The Flash, ed. Peter Wild, Manchester: Social Diseases, 2007
Performance website, ed. Joe Stretch, January 2007
Don’t Start Me Talking, eds. Tim Allen, and Andrew Duncan, Cambridge: Salt, 2007
Sinatra, but Buddy I’m a Kind of Poem, ed. Gilbert L. Gigliotti, Washington D.C.: Entasis Press, 2008
Liverpool Poets, ed. Alan Corkish, Liverpool: Erbacce Press, 2008
The Reality Street Book of Sonnets, ed. Jeff Hilson, Reality Street: Hastings, 2008
Salamanders and Mandrakes: Alan Halsey and Gavin Selerie at Sixty, ed. David Annwn, Wakefield: IS Press, 2009
Uplift: A Samizdat for Lee Harwood from his friends, ed. Patricia Scanlon, Portslade, Artery Editions, 2009
From the Mersey to the World, eds. Bryan Biggs and Helen Tookey, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2009
Troubles Swapped for Something Fresh: Manifestos and Unmanifestos, ed. Rupert Loydell, Salt: Cambridge, 2009
The Other Room, eds. Scott Thurston, Tom Jenks, James Davies (eds), Manchester, The Other Room, 2009
From Hepworth’s Garden Out, ed. Rupert Loydell, Exeter: Shearsman Books, 2010
An Unofficial Roy Fisher, ed. Peter Robinson (2010) Exeter: Shearsman, 2010
Poetry Beyond Text: Vision, Text and Cognition (with Pete Clarke), Poetry Beyond Text, University of Dundee, 2011
The Alchemist’s Mind, ed. David Miller, Reality Street: Hastings , 2012
Gathered Here Today: Celebrating Geraldine Monk at Sixty, ed. Scott Thurston, Newton-le-Willows: Knives, Forks and Spoons, 2012
The Dark Would (various media) ed. Philip Davenport, The Dark Would, Manchester: Apple Pie Editions, 2013
Sculpted, eds. Lindsey Holland and Angela Topping, Aughton: North West Poets, 2013
News from Afar: Ezra Pound and Some Contemporary British Poetries. ed. Richard Parker, Bristol: Shearsman, 2014
The Other Room 6, eds. Scott Thurston, Tom Jenks, James Davies, Manchester: The Other Room, 2014
Yesterday’s Music Today, eds. Loydell and Ferguson, Newton-le-Willows: Knives Forks and Spoons, 2015
Festschrift for Tony Frazer, ed. Aidan Semmens, 2015 (web)
‘Arrivals’, in ed. Nicholas Royle, Best British Short Stories 2016, Cromer: Salt, 2016
Face Down in the Book of Revelations: for Peter Hughes, ed. Lynne Hughes; Hunstanton: Oystercatcher/Sea Pie, 2016
Nerve Damage, edited by Rupert Loydell, an anthology of poems in response to Joel-Peter Witkin’s photograph “The Poet.”, Stride, 2016
Badge of Shame: Purge 5, ed. Robert Hampson, Guildford: Pushtika, 2017
For Robert: An Anthology, ed. Redell Olsen, RHUL Poetics Research Centre/Crinoline Editions, 2017
Click Clack: produced on the occasion of the Captain Beefheart Weekend, Liverpool. JARG, November 2017
NOON: An Anthology of Short Poems, ed. Philip Rowland, Tokyo and London: Isobar Press, 2019
Smart Devices: 52 Poems for The Guardian, ed. Carol Rumens, Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2019.
as Rene Van Valckenborch: The Penguin Book of Oulipo, ed. Philip Terry, London: Penguin Books, 2019.
‘Lockdown, Unlocked’, curated by Victor Merriman, WOW Festival, Liverpool, 2020 (online)
Hollow Palaces: An Anthology of Modern Country House Poems ed. Kevin Gardner and John Greening, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2021.
‘Arena Area’ in Other Echoes… doubt and distance: Paintings and drawings by Pete Clarke, Studio 4: Liverpool, 2021.
Magazines containing poetry, creative prose and fiction (1972-2022)
Platform, Doris, Alembic, Palantir, Great Works, Words Worth, Oasis, Figs, Kudos , Angel Exhaust, Molly Bloom, Reality Studios, The Artful Reporter, Rock Drill, PN Review, New Statesman, Ninth Decade, Reality Studios, Staple Diet, Slow Dancer, Archeus, First Offense, Raddle Moon, RWC, Fragmente, Responses, Critical Quarterly, Memes, Scratch, A4 Anonymous, :that:, Ramraid Extraordinaire, Grille, Object Permanence, Talus 8, AND, West Coast Line, Blue Cage, Mirage #4/Periodi(ical)#47, Talisman, Tears in the Fence, Boxkite, A.bacus, Vertical Images, Stride, The Gig, Counter-Hegemony, Shearsman, Lynx, Jacket, Terrible Work, Fire, Emergency Rations, cul de qui, Neon Highway, Pores, Call, Citizen 32, Poetry Salzburg Review, Softblow, Shadowtrain, Intercapillary Space, Exultations and Difficulties, Free Verse, The David Jones Journal, Pages, Popularity Contest, Skald, Agenda, Stimulus͢͢͢-Respond, New Writing, Veer Off, Parameter, Short Fiction, Litter, Signals, English, Poetry Wales, Erbacce, Paraxis, Adirondack Review, Ekleksographia, Onedit, Eyewear, Sunfish, Roundyhouse, VLAK, Form and Fontanelles, Stand, The Claudius App, Damn the Caesars, The Wolf, Sugar Mule, Blackbox Manifold, Otoliths, International Times, Blazevox, Card Alpha, Noon, The Literateur, 3am Magazine, Poetry at Sangam, Adjacent Pineapple, A Restricted View from Under the Hedge, The Guardian, Cumulus, Smithereens, Ambush Review, Monitor: Global Intelligence on Racism, Queen Mab’s Tea House, BlazeVox, Anthropocene, Lune, Tentacular, Train, The Firminist, Some Roast Poet, The Abandoned Playground, The Broken Spine, The Café Review, A Glimpse Of, M58, The Mechanics’ Institute (online), The Lincoln Review, Mercurius, Pamenar Press, Junction Box, Overground Underground, and Bier Bua.
Postcard in pack: In their Own Words (with Jeffrey Baker), Bank Street Arts, Sheffield: 2009
Avant Garters - zimzalla avant object no. 35 A pair of garters with monostichs, wrapped in gold, sealed in wax, 2016
Some Readings and Performances (a comprehensive list is currently under development)
I have regularly read my poetry at many venues on numerous occasions since the 1970s, including: Colpitts, Durham; University of East Anglia; Premises, Norwich Arts Centre; The Public House Bookshop, Brighton; Shoreham Youth Project; University of Oxford; King’s College, London; SubVoicive, London; Torriano Meeting House, London; New River Project, London; Writers Forum Workshop, London; Compendium Bookshop, London; Hillview Festival, 1992; Blue Nose Poets, London; Vertical Images, London; Royal Holloway College, Egham; The Rose Theatre, Edge Hill College of Higher Education; Exeter University Literary Society; Birkbeck College, London; The Collect Gallery, Liverpool; Camden People’s Theatre. 1996: I read at the Assembling Alternatives conference, at the University of New Hampshire. Visiting Writer to a week’s course featuring Lee Harwood and Anne Stevenson, at the Arvon Foundation, Totleigh Barton, Devon, 2000 the Cork Contemporary Poetry Conference, Cork, Ireland, Crossing the Line series at the Poetry Society, London. Centre for Contemporary Poetics Research, Birkbeck College, University of London. Visiting Writer to Sudley House, Merseyside, at the
The Poetry Centre, English Department, University of Manchester, The Language Club, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth, Trinity College, University of Cambridge. Walker Gallery as part of the 2005 Liverpool Poetry Festival, organised by Neon Highway, Text Festival at Bury Art Gallery. The Poetry Buzz, ‘readings off and on a Routemaster Bus for Allen Fisher’, in Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London.
Post Sound Art? Intermedia: Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland November 8-27, 1993
Different Alphabets (with Patricia Farrell), Bury Art Gallery, Text Festival, September 17-November 27, 2005
In their Own Words (with Jeffrey Baker), Bank Street Arts, Sheffield: November 5-December 5 2009
Text for Bryan Eccleshall’s celebration of the 1911 theft of the Mona Lisa, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, 2011
Poetry into Text (with Pete Clarke), University of Dundee (Centre for Contemporary Art), March 2011, Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, May 2011, Scottish Royal Academy November-December 2011
Adrian Henri Prize (with Pete Clarke), 20-20 Gallery, Much Wenlock, 2013
Manifest: Collaborations with Robert Sheppard (with Pete Clarke), The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, April 11 -26, 2013
Deep Black, Krakow Print Biennele (with Pete Clarke), Krakow, Poland, September, 2015
Am Ende ist es Poesie: an exhibition of art relating to poetry (with Pete Clarke), Betonbox, Duesseldorf, Germany, June 2016
Ship of Fools Exhibition (with Patricia Farrell), The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University, 1 March – 31March 2017
‘drawf planet’(Pluto), twittersonnet, part of the Knives Forks and Spoons illuminations, Blackpool, September-October 2018
Two poems in a booklet published by Melissa Gordon to accompany second showing of her installation ‘Collision’, Arts Week, London.
With Thomas Ingmire; the poem ‘Synovial Joints’, formed part of ‘Visual Poetry: A Lyrical Twist’ at the Jewett Gallery in San Francisco, November 2018-March 2019.
(with Pete Clarke): John Lennon School of Art: ‘Printed Matter’, October 1 - November 13 2019, curated by Hannah Fray, Paul Davidson and Neil Morris. The last of the three exhibitions ‘Deep Black’ included ‘Black Panels’, a collaboration with the poet Robert Sheppard.
‘Four Poems from Charms and Glitter’ project part of the Knives Forks and Spoons illuminations, Blackpool, Autumn 2020.
1983, 3, (cassette), 1975
The Archive of the New, (web sound files), London, uploaded 2006
Points of Reference, (CD), Edge Hill Poetry And Poetics Group, 2007
Ekleksographia Wave Two (sound file), ed. Philp Davenport, ahadadabooks, 2010
The Claudius App, 2012
BBC 1 TV: Friday Looking Sideways, June 11th 1976
BBC Radio 3: Poetry Now, Sept 2nd 1983
BBC Radio 3: Poetry Now, October 7th 1983
BBC Radio 3: The Most Curious Specimen, October 25th 1985
Resonance FM: Clearspot: Robert Sheppard (presented by Rob Holloway), November 5th 2003
BBC Radio Merseyside, interview, April 2007
Blog: Pages (2005-) at robertsheppard.bogspot.
Web: robertsheppard.weebly.com (i.e., this site)
Floating Capital: New Poets from London, with Adrian Clarke, Elmwood, Connecticut: Potes and Poets, 1991
News for the Ear: a homage to Roy Fisher, with Peter Robinson, Exeter: Stride 2000
Salt Companion to Lee Harwood, Cambridge Salt: 2007
The Door at Taldir: The Selected Poems of Paul Evans, Exeter: Shearsman, 2009
Atlantic Drift: Poetry and Poetics, with James Byrne, Arc/EHUP, 2017
New Collected Poems: Lee Harwood, with Kelvin Corcoran, Shearsman (forthcoming)
Journals and Magazines Edited
1983 (with Tony Parsons and John Purdy), 1 - 3, 1974-77 (cassettes)
Rock Drill (with Penelope Bailey), 1 - 5, 1980-85
Pages, 1 - 400+ , Series One: 1987-1990. (Archived at Jacket 2 (web)).
Series Two: April 1994-May 1998.
Series Three, Four and Five as a blogzine: 2005-ongoing as a literary blog.
Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry (with Scott Thurston), 2009-2014
Guest editor, Stride (online): July 15th-July 28th 2019
Far Language: Poetics and Linguistically Innovative Poetry 1978-1997, Exeter: Stride Research Documents, 1999; second printing 2002
The Poetry of Saying: British Poetry and its Discontents 1950-2000, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2005
Iain Sinclair, Writers and Their Work, Plymouth: Northcote House, 2007
When Bad Times Made for Good Poetry, Exeter: Shearsman, 2011
The Meaning of Form in Contemporary Innovative Poetry, New York: Palgrave, 2016
Articles and Book Chapters
‘The Bathwater and the Baby: A Formalist-Humanism’, Reality Studios, Vol 3:3. 1981
‘Working the Work’, First Offense 3, 1988
‘Theoretical Practice’, Pages 1988
‘Re-working the Work’, First Offense 6, 1990
‘New British Poetry in the 1980s’, Tyuonyi 6/7, August 1990; reprinted in Poesie Europe (Frankfurt) December 1994
‘Recognition and Discovery in the 1980s’, Fragmente 2, Autumn 1990
‘Afterword’ (with Adrian Clarke), Floating Capital: New Poets from London, with Clarke, Adrian, Elmwood, Connecticut: Potes and Poets, 1991
‘The Poet as the Letter C’ (Cobbing), Fragmente 4, February 1992
‘The Necessary Business of Allen Fisher’ (introduction), Allen Fisher, Brian Catling, Bill Griffiths, Future Exiles, London; Paladin, 1992
‘British Poetry and its Discontents’, eds. John Seed and Bart Moore-Gilbert, Cultural Revolution, London and New York, Routledge, 1992
‘De-Anglicising the Midlands: The European Context of Roy Fisher’s City,’ English, 41 (169), Spring 1992
‘The Work of Paul Evans’, in ed. Harwood, L. and Bailey, P. The Empty Hill: memories and praises of Paul Evans. Skylark Press, 1992.
‘Lee Harwood and the Poetics of the Open Work’, eds. Robert Hampson and Peter Barry, The New British Poetries, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 1993)
‘Invite! and Incite!’ in the ‘No One Listens to Poetry’ RWC Extra, Summer 1994
‘Poetic Sequencing and the New’, The ?Why? Project, ed. Thomas Eagle, Anabasis, 1993; republished on Jacket 9 (web), October 1999
‘A Gap at the Heart of Things: The Poetics of David Miller’, ed. Rupert Loydell, At the Heart of Things: The Poetry and Prose of David Miller, Exeter: Stride, 1994
‘Artifice and the everyday world: Poetry in the 1970s’, ed. John Seed, Cultural Catastrophe, London and New York, Routledge, 1994
‘Bob Cobbing: Sights and Soundings’, AND 9, July 1995; republished on Jacket 9 (web), October 1999; partly reprinted in Bob Pub, to accompany the exhibition Bob Cobbing: Bill Jubobe, CHELSEA space, London, 2014
‘Adhesive Hymns: Creative Linkage in the work of Ulli Freer’, Pages 362-380, January 1996; republished on Jacket 9 (web), October 1999
‘Linking the Unlinkable’, Pages 362-380, January 1996; reprinted in Generator 7 (Vol 2), April 1996
‘Tune Me Gold: Notes on the Total Technique of Maggie O’Sullivan, First Offense 10, April 1996
‘Biblioklast! Bob Cobbing: Text: Book: Performance, The Artist’s Book Yearbook 1996-97, December 1996
‘Negative Definitions: Talk for the Subvoicive Colloquium, London 1997’, Sulfur 42, May 1998
‘Performance: trackings and projections’, AND 10, September 1998
‘Elsewhere and Everywhere: Other New (British) Poetries’, Critical Survey, 10 (1), 1998
‘A thing or two upon the page’, Introduction to Word Score Utterance Choreography, eds. Cobbing and Upton, London: Writers Forum, 1998
‘The Poetics of Writing; The Writing of Poetics’, Creative Writing Conference 1999, Proceedings, Sheffield Hallam University, 1999.
‘The Poetics of Poetics: Charles Bernstein and Allen Fisher’, Symbiosis, 3 (1), April 1999
‘Making Forms with Remarks’, ed. (2000) John Kerrigan and Peter Robinson, The Thing About Roy Fisher, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2000
‘Freedom Forms’, eds. Robert Sheppard and Peter Robinson, News for the Ear, , Exeter: Stride, 2000
‘A Bloated Bubble A: Cobbing’s Third ABC’, ed. Lawrence Upton, for Bob Cobbing, London: Mainstream, 2000
‘The Necessity of Poetics’, Pores (web), 2001
‘The Performing and the Performed’, How 2 (web), 2002
‘Poetry and Ethics: The Saying and the aid in the Linguistically Innovative Poetry of Tom Raworth’, Critical Survey, 14 (2), 2002
‘Whose Lives Does the Government Affect?: Looking Back at West Wind’, ed. Nate Dorward, Removed for Further Study: The Poetry of Tom Raworth, Willowdale, Canada, The Gig, 2003
‘Beyond Anxiety: Legacy or Miscegenation’, Boxkite 3/4, 2003/4
‘Try Something Different’ (with Scott Thurston), ed. Robert Graham et al., The Road to Somewhere: A Creative Writing Companion, Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2005; second edition 2014
‘When Bad Times Made for Good Poetry: Iain Sinclair's Autistic Poses’, ed. David Malcolm, Eseje o Wspolczesnej Poezji Brytyskiej i Irlandzkiej, Gdansk: Wydawnictwo Uiwesytetu Gadanskiego, 2005
‘A Carafe, a Blue Guitar, Beyonding Art: Krzysztof Ziarek and the Avant-Garde’, in ed. Louis Armand, Avant-Post. Prague: Litteraria Pragensia, 2006
‘Everything Connects: The Cultural Poetics’, eds. Robert Bond and Jenny Bavidge, City Visions: The Work of Iain Sinclair, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007
‘Public Poetics: The Manifesto of the Poetry Society,’ eds. Tony Lopez and Anthony Calechu, Poetry and Public Language, Exeter: Shearsman, 2007
‘Introduction’ and ‘It’s a Long Road’, ed. Robert Sheppard, The Salt Companion to Lee Harwood, Cambridge: Salt, 2007
‘Poetics as Conjecture and Provocation: an inaugural lecture delivered on 13 March 2007 at Edge Hill University’, New Writing: The International For the Theory and Practice of Creative Writing,. Vol 5: 1, 2008
‘Critical Tuning: Radio Interference and Interruption as a Poetics for Writing’, VLAK, 1 (1), 2010
‘Experiment in Practice and Speculation in Poetics’, eds. Peter Middleton and Nicky Marsh, Teaching Modernist Poetry, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
‘The Colony at the Heart of the Empire: Bob Cobbing and Mid-1980s London’, ed. Louis Armand, Hidden Agendas: Unreported Poetics, Prague: Litteria Pragensia, 2010
‘Talk: The Poetics of Maggie O’Sullivan’, no ed., The Salt Companion to Maggie O’Sullivan, Salt: Cambridge, 2011
‘Stefan Themerson and the Theatre of Semantic Poetry’, eds. Blaim, Ludmiły Gruszewskiej, and David Malcolm, Eseje o Współczesnej Poezji Brytyjskiej i Irlandzkiej, Volume 5: Gdańsk: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego,Ludmi, 2011
‘Linguistically Wounded: The Poetical Scholarship of Veronica Forrest-Thomson’, ed. Richard Margraf Turley, The Writer in the Academy: Creative Interfrictions, Essays and Studies 2011. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2011
‘Reflections on Reflection: Supplementary Discourses in Creative Writing Teaching in the UK’, ed. Heather Beck, Teaching Creative Writing, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2012
‘Poetics and the Manifesto: On Pierre Joris and Adrian Clarke’, Jacket 2 (web) August 2014
‘A Voice Smears Across a Screen: Material Engagement with Form, Forms, and Forming’, ed. Nathan Jones and Sam Skinner, Torque 1: Mind, Language and Technology (web), 2014
‘Artifice and Artificers: The Meaning of Form in the Work of Christopher Middleton’, The Wolf 31: December 2014
‘An Alphabet of Effects: Introduction’, Bob Cobbing, ABC in Sound (5th edition), London: Veer, 2015; partly reprinted in eds. William Cobbing and Rosie Cooper, Boooook: The Life and Work of Bob Cobbing, London: Occasional Papers, 2015
‘Took Chances in London Traffic’, eds. Robert Hampson and Ken Edwards, Clasp: late modernist poetry in London in the 1970s. Bristol: Shearsman, 2016
‘Taking Form: Experimental and Avant Garde Forms’, ed. Nigel McLoughlin, The Portable Poetry Workshop, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
‘John Seed’s Poetics of the Punctum: From Manchester to the “Mayhew Project”’, eds. Broc Rossell and W. Scott Howard, Poetics and Praxis ‘After’ Objectivism, Iowa City: University of Iowa, 2018: 82-98.
‘From Pulse: All a Rhythm’, Edge Hill University Poetry and Poetics Research Group Journal, Volume 1 (2019): 81-89.
‘“Era il giorno ch’al sol si scoloraro”: A derivative dérive into/out of Petrarch’s Sonnet 3’, eds. Carole Birkan-Berz, with Guillaume Coatalen and Thomas Vuong,
Translating Petrarch’s Poetry: L’Aura del Petrarca from the Quattrocento to the 21st Century, Oxford: Legenda, 2020.
‘From Pulse: All a Rhythm’, Tentacular 5: April 2020.
‘Allen Fisher’s Apocalypse Then: Between Place and Gravity: Technique and Technology’, in ed. Robert Hampson and cris cheek, The Allen Fisher Companion. Bristol: Shearsman, 2020.
‘The Formal Splinter’, in ed. HL Hix, Counterclaims: Poets and Poetries, Talking Back, McLean, IL/Dublin: Dalkey Archive Press, 2020.
‘The British Poetry Revival, 1960-1978’, in Görtschacher and Malcolm, eds. A Companion to British and Irish Poetry, 1960-2015, Hoboken and Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2021: 235-243.
‘ “Now Put It Together”: Lee Harwood and the Gentle Art of Collage’, in Görtschacher and Malcolm, eds. A Companion to British and Irish Poetry, 1960-2015, Hoboken and Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2021: 511-522.
‘Hanging Out Inside Sonnets: A Text and Anti-Commentary, in The Lincoln Review 2, May 1st 2021, republished as ‘Hanging Out Inside Sonnets: A Text and Commentary’ in Edge Hill Univrsity Poetry and Poetics Group Journal, Vol 2, 2021.
‘Shifting an Imaginary: Poetics in Anticipation’, New Defences of Poetry: Celebrating the Bicentennial of Shelley’s ‘Defence of Poetry’, online, July 2021.
‘Doubling Up: Modes of Literary Collaboration in Contemporary British Innovative Poetry’, in Contemporary British and Irish Poetry, ed. by Samuel Rogers (= Yearbook of English Studies, 51.1 (2021)), 247–64.
Selected Reviews and Miscellaneous Pieces
‘Jeremy Spencer’s Albatross/Bognor’ (with Peter Guild), New Musical Express, January 11, 1975
‘Peter Redgrove’s Sons of My Skin’, Poetry Information 14, 1975
‘Ezra Pound: The World’s Great Poets’ and ‘Adrian Henri’ (LP recordings), Poetry Survey, 1977
‘Reading Prynne and Others’ (Prynne, Forrest-Thomson, Ackroyd), Reality Studios, London, Reality Studios, 2(2), 1979
‘Review of Iain Sinclair’s Suicide Bridge “A Boom of the Furies”’, Iron 29, 1980; republished as ‘Afterword’, Iain Sinclair, Suicide Bridge, Cheltenham: Skylight Press, 2013
‘Tom Pickard’s “Hero Dust”’, Chock 5, 1980
‘The Thing About Roy Fisher’, Kudos 6, 1980
‘Roy Fisher’s Poems 1955-1980’, Rock Drill 2, 1981
‘Far Language; Barry MacSweeney’s Odes’¸ Reality Studios, Vol 3: 2, 1981
‘Paul Evans’ The Manual for the Organization of Perfect Tourneys’, Iron 34: 1982
‘Ourselves or Nothing (Carolyn Forche)’, PN Review 35, 1983
‘The Other Tradition’ (Marjorie Perloff), PN Review 32, 1983
‘Anglo-American Poetry: The Work of Paul Evans’, Ninth Decade 1, June 1983
‘The Unknowable Symphony’ (John Ash), PN Review 37, 1984
‘Taking and Grafting’ (Edwin Morgan), PN Review 37, 1984
‘Humanism, Holy Terror and Sympathy’ (John Freeman), The Many Review 2, April 1984
‘Quoof Reading’ (Muldoon), PN Review 41, September 1984
‘The Probity of Language’ (Benveniste, Howell), PN Review 42, Nov 1984
‘The British Dissonance’ (Kingsley Weatherhead), PN Review 44, 1985
‘Not Venturing Abroad’ (various) New Statesman 31 May 1985
‘Sudden Entries’ (Creeley, Welch), PN Review 45, June 1985
‘Growing Up’ (Hugo Williams), New Statesman, 11 October 1985
‘DIY’ (Peter Finch), PN Review, January 1986
‘Timeless Identities’ (Roy Fisher), Times Literary Supplement, 20 June 1986
‘Irregular Actions’ (Allen Fisher), PN Review, December 1986
‘Lee Harwood’, Reality Studios 8, 1986
Robert Sheppard (1986) ‘The Micropathology of the Sign’, poem-introduction, Bob Cobbing: Processual, London: Writers Forum, 1986
‘The Alternative Voice’ (Henri, McGough, Angels of Fire, Pickard, MacSweeney), Times Literary Supplement, 23 Jan 1987
‘They Fuck You Up’ (post-Movement poets), New Statesman, August 1987
‘Fast Verse Outlets’ (Lasdun, Duffy, Jamie, Craig, Burnett), New Statesman, 29 January 1988
‘Beyond Revival’, Pages 49-56, January 1988.
‘Poets from the Front Line’ (Ken Smith, Reading, Murray, Reynolds, Durcan), New Statesman, 13 May 1988
‘Gravity Haunted Logos’, New Statesman/New Society, 15 July 1988
‘Flesh, blood and family’, New Statesman and Society, 23 December 1988
‘Disbelief’ (John Ash), PN Review 63, 1988
Three entries; John Ash, Christopher Middleton, Tom Raworth, The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, ed. Ian Ousby, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988
‘Need for Responsible Criticism of Poetry’, Letter to The Independent, 10 November 1988, republished in Pages 129-136, 1988.
‘Commitment to Openness’ (Raworth, Fisher, Harwood), Times Literary Supplement 10 March 1989
‘Imperfect Knowledge: Introduction’, Association of Little Presses Catalogue 1990-91, 1990.
‘This is, I suppose…’ Responses 2 (Robert Sheppard edition), February 1991
‘The title…’ Responses 6 (Maggie O’Sullivan edition), October 1991
‘Positioned Responses’, Angel Exhaust 8, December 1992
‘General Editorial’, Pages 219, April 1994
‘Spanner in the Scanner’ and ‘The Masked Poet and the Blindfold Test’, A4 Assemblage, Reponses 20, September 1994
‘Recording and Informing a Generation’ (obit Eric Mottram), Pages, 1995
‘The Art of Practice: 45 Contemporary Poets’, and ‘A Curious Architecture’, Stride 37, 1995
‘A Thumbnail’, West Coast Line, number 17 (29/2), Fall 1995
‘Letter to Ken Edwards’, Pages 381, February 1996
‘Re-tooling for the Alternatives’ (Assembling Alternatives), PN Review 114, March-April, 1997
‘Afterword to Pages, Second Series’, Pages 421-445, May 1998
‘Poetic Risk’, Gare du Nord, 2/2, June 1999
‘Dear Lee…’ Introduction to Birthday Boy: a present for Lee Harwood, Liverpool: Ship of Fools, 1999
‘Invitation’ (with Peter Robinson), News for the Ear, eds. Robert Sheppard and Peter Robinson, Exeter: Stride, 2000
Three entries; Bob Cobbing, Iain Sinclair, Tom Raworth, Contemporary Poets, London, St Martin’s Press, 2001
‘New Connections’, Stride (web), 2002
‘Guessed Disappearance’ (Sinclair), Stride (web), 2002
‘Bob Cobbing’ (obit) The Guardian, 7 October 2002
‘Disobedient Versions’ (Sinclair), Terrible Work (web), December 2002
‘Fuguers in a Landscape’, PN Review 149, January 2003
‘Supplementary Discourses in Creative Writing Teaching’ (report, with Scott Thurston), English Subject Centre (web), 2003
‘Dracula plc’ (Sinclair), Poetry Salzburg Review 5, 2004
‘Where Threads of Death’ (Sinclair), Pores (web), 2004
‘Coincidences and Contraries: Two extracts for Douglas Oliver’, Intercapillary Space (web), 2006
‘Poets Behaving Badly’ (Peter Barry), Jacket 31, October 2006
(2007) Ideas of Space in Contemporary Poetry by Iain Davidson, English, 56 (216), 377-80
‘Write Everything Down; i.m. Lisa Ratcliffe’, Black Market Review (web), 2009
Robert Sheppard and Scott Thurston (2009) Editorial, Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, 1 (1), 3-9
(2009) ‘Review of Tony Lopez’ Meaning Performance’, Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, 1 (1), 103-7
‘On Roy Fisher’s “Stops and Stations”’, Eyewear (web), October 2010
‘Angela Leighton’s On Form’, Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, 3 (1), March 2011
‘Caroline Bergvall/ Carol Watts’, Poetry Wales Vol 47: no 2, 2011
‘Mimeo Memes’ (Mimeo Mimeo), Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, 4 (1), March 2012
‘The Andrew Crozier Reader’, Stride (web), April 2012
‘Voices’ (Julie Tippetts, Juxtavoices: CDs), Stride (web), August 2013
‘The Marvels of Lambeth’ (Allen Fisher), Stride (web), August 2013
‘A slow game’ (Harwood), Stride (web), 2014
‘Glancing Off’ (Raworth), Poetry Salzburg Review 28, Autumn 2015
‘Rosmarie Waldrop’s Gap Gardening’, The Wolf 34, December 2016
‘Sidestreet Tactics: Austerity Measures’ (Adrian Clarke), Stride (web), January 2019.
‘Two Bards with One Stone: a review of Alan Halsey and Kelvin Corcoran, Winterreisen.’ Litter (web), February 2020.
‘Forming transitory but generous communities’ (SJ Fowler and 54 Others: Nemeses), Stride (web), April 2020.
‘The art of close reading’ (Marjorie Perloff), Stride (web), July 2020.
‘In Xanadu Did Kubla Khan a Stately Palindrome Decree’ (Etherin), Poetry Birmingham, 5, Autumn/Winter 2020.
‘Introduction’ to Collaborations (with Bob Cobbing): Odes and Diodes and Blatent Blather/Virulent Whoops, Veer Publications, 2021.
‘It could be a story or at this moment: An Introduction to the Work of Lee Harwood and his forthcoming New Collected Poems: The Abandoned Playground, 2002.
‘Doubly Stolen Fire in his Prosthetic Voice: The Ern Malley Hoax and Fictional Poets in Liverpool, International Times, 30th April 2022.
With Robert Creeley: ‘Stories: Being an Information: An Interview,’ in ed. CF Terrell, Robert Creeley: The Poet’s Workshop. Orono, Maine: The National Poetry Foundation, 1984
With Roy Fisher: Turning the Prism (Toad’s Damp Press, 1985); partly reprinted in Interviews Through Time and Selected Prose, ed. Tony Frazer, Kentisbeare: Shearsman, 2000
With Lee Harwood: ‘So It Shifts’, The Salt Companion to Lee Harwood ed. Robert Sheppard, Cambridge: Salt, 2007
With Scott Thurston: ‘Writing Poetry and Dancing,’ Stride (posted 22nd July 2019)
Personal website: robertsheppard.weebly.com
Website of the European Union of Imaginary Authors: euioa.weebly.com
Blog, Pages: robertsheppard.blogspot.com
Pages contains over 750 posts, featuring poetry, poetics, criticism, comment and links. It is archived by the British Library.
Mark, Alison Mark, Veronica Forrest-Thomson and Language Poetry, Plymouth: Writers and their Works, Northcote House, 2001
Duncan, Andrew, The Failure of Conservatism in British Poetry, Cambridge: Salt, 2004
Peter Barry: Poetry Wars: British Poetry of the 1970s and the Battle of Earls Court, Cambridge: Salt, 2006
Charles Bernstein, ‘Fraud’s Phantoms’, in his Attack of the Difficult Poem, Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2011
Rupert Loydell, ‘Poetic Revolution: Robert Sheppard’s The Education of Desire & Ken Edwards’ Good Science’, in his Encouraging Signs, Bristol: Shearsman, 2013
Scott Thurston, ed. An Educated Desire: Robert Sheppard at 60, Knives, Forks and Spoons, 2015
Andrew Duncan, A Poetry Boom 1990-2010, Bristol: Shearsman, 2016
Mark Scroggins, ‘Twentieth Century Blues’, in The Mathematical Sublime, The Mad Hat Press, 2016
Simon Perril, ‘High Late-Modernists or Postmodernists? Vanguard and Linguistically Innovative Poetries since 1960’, in ed. Edward Larrissy, The Cambridge Companion to British Poetry, 1945-2010, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016
James Byrne and Christopher Madden, The Robert Sheppard Companion, Bristol: Shearsman, 2019.
Carol Rumens, Commentary on ‘Prison Camp Violin, Riga’, in Small Devices: 52 Poems from The Guardian ‘Poem of the Week’. Manchester: Carcanet: 2019.
Görtschacher, Wolfgang and David Malcolm, ‘Introduction – A Brief Overview of the Verse’, in Görtschcher and Malcolm, eds. A Companion to British and Irish Poetry, 1960-2015, Hoboken and Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2021.
Adrian Clarke, ‘Returns and After: The Recent Work of Robert Sheppard’, Angel Exhaust 7, Summer 1987
Scott Thurston, ‘Angel Exhaust Magazine: New Poetry from Cambridge and London’, Cascando 2, 1993
Alison Mark, ‘“Flashlights Around a Subjectivity”: Melting Borders and Robert Sheppard’s The Flashlight Sonata’, First Offense 9. 1994
Tim Woods, ‘Memory and Ethics in Contemporary Poetry’, English, vol. 49, Summer 2002
Scott Thurston, ‘The Poet as Critic, criticism as poetics: On Barrett Watten and Robert Sheppard’, Salford University/Library (web), 2009
Scott Thurston, ‘Innovative poetry in Britain today’, Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 60, April 2010
Lytton Smith, ‘From the Other Coast’, Los Angles Review of Books (web), December 2011
James Keery, ‘When Bad Times Made for Good Poetry’, PN Review 209, Spring 2013
Jeff Nuttall, ‘In the beginning was the word’ (Dedicated to You But You Weren’t Listening), The Guardian, October 6 1979
Jeff Nuttall, ‘In praise of Northern Pigs’ (The Frightened Summer), The Guardian, March 21 1981
Tony Baker, ‘The Frightened Summer’, Angel Exhaust 4, 1981
Norman Swinburne, ‘Making Bacon…’ (The Frightened Summer) Angel Exhaust 4, 1981
John Lees, ‘Robert G. Sheppard’ (The Frightened Summer), Iron 37, September-November, 1982.
Ken Edwards, ‘Robert Sheppard: Returns: Texts 1980-84’, City Limits, 17-23 January 1986
John Lees, ‘Rock Drill…’ (Returns/Rock Drill), Iron 49, June-September 1986
Michael Horovitz, ‘More New Brits’ (The New British Poetry), Poetry Review 31.10.88
Peter Porter, ‘New vamps for old’, The Observer (The New British Poetry), 22 January 1989
Martin Bright, ‘Robert Sheppard…’ (Letter from the Blackstock Road, Internal Exile), City Limits May 4-May 11 1989
Peter Conway, ‘Strange Days…’ (Daylight Robbery), Flesh Mouth, March 1991
Norman Jope, ‘Daylight Robbery’, Memes 5, May 1991
Jeff Nuttall, ‘Bookends’ (Daylight Robbery), Time Out, June 19-26, 1991
Mark Robinson, ‘Daylight Robbery’ Scratch, 1991
Norman Jope, ‘Codes and Diodes’ (and Cannibal Club), Memes 6, December 1991
Andrew Duncan, ‘Pulse strings out beat of intermittent presence’, (Daylight Robbery and Floating Capital), Fragmente 4, 1991
Martin Stannard, Untitled review, The Wide Skirt 24, 1994
A.C. Evans, ‘The Memory, The Sensation, The Sonata’ (The Flashlight Sonata), Stride 36, 1994
Norman Jope, ‘Reviewed by…’ (The Flashlight Sonata, Transit Depots/Empty Diaries, net/(k)not/-work(s)), Memes 10, 1994
Kerry Sowerby, listings and reviews (The Flashlight Sonata and Twentieth Century Blues), Ramraid Extrordinaire 3, 1994
Tim Allen, ‘The Flashlight Sonata’, Terrible Work 3, 1994
Keith Jebb, Reviews (net/(k)not/-work(s), Icarus, Logos), Odyssey 17, 1994
Steve Sneyd, Untited review of Logos, Data Dump 10, 1994
Keith Jebb, Strategies for Syntax (Fucking Time and Free Fists), Poetry Quarterly Review Winter 1995
Paul Donnelly, ‘The Flashlight Sonata’, Ambit 139, 1996
James Keery, ‘Twentieth Century Blues’ (The Flashlight Sonata and Transit Depots), PN Review 107, January-February 1996
Anonymous, The Lores, The Buzz 10, 1998
Sam Smith, Untitled review of Empty Diaries in Zine 17,October 1998
Scott Thurston, ‘Robert Sheppard: Empty Diaries’, Tears in the Fence 23 (1999)
John Goodby, ‘Barnadine’s Reply’ (The Thing About Roy Fisher and News for the Ear), Poetry Review, Vol 90, No 4, Winter 2000
John Mingay, ‘Plato, The Sculptor and the Syntactical Guerrilla’, Stride (web) 2003 Edmund Hardy,‘The Lores,’ Terrible Work (web) 2004
Scott Thurston, ‘Indoor Utopia Welfare Pastoral’ (review of The Lores), Tears in the Fence, Number 37, Spring 2004, reposted on Litter 5 (web), 2012
John Muckle, ‘Like a Potato’ (Tin Pan Arcadia), Poetry Review, Volume 94, No. 4, Winter 2004/5
Nate Dorward, ’Two from Salt’, (Tin Pan Arcadia), The Gig 18, May 2005
David Kennedy, ‘Open and Shut’ (The Poetry of Saying), P N Review 168, March-April 2006
Cliff Yates, ‘The Poetry of Saying’, The North 38, 2006
Scott Thurston, ‘Reviews of Tin Pan Arcadia and Hymns to the God in which my Typewriter’, Stride (web), July 2006
Sam Rennes, ‘A is for Apple for Teacher’ (Risk Assessment, with Rupert Loydell), Stride (web), 2007
Patrick James Dunagan, ‘No monster’ (Companion to Harwood), Jacket 36 (web), Late 2008
Ian Davidson (Twentieth Century Blues), Poetry Wales, Volume 44, no 3: 2008-9
Todd Nathan Thorpe, ‘“To educate desire,” “to repurpose kitsch”’ (Twentieth Century Blues), Jacket 36 (web), 2008
Paul Munden, ‘Twentieth Century Blues’, in Writers in Education 47, Spring 2009
Keith Jebb, ‘Destabilising Poetries’ (Twentieth Century Blues), Poetry Salzburg Review 16: Autumn 2009
John Muckle, Twentieth Century Blues, in PN Review 187, May-June 2009
Alan Baker, ‘Warrant Error’, Litter 2 (web) 2009
Benjamin Keatinge, ‘The Poetry of Saying’, The European English Messenger Vol 18, No 1, Spring 2009
Keith Jebb, ‘Destabilising Poetries’, (Twentieth Century Blues), Poetry Salzburg Review 16: Autumn 2009
Steve Spence, ‘An Assault Upon the Citadel’ (Warrant Error), Stride (web), October 2009
Rupert Loydell, ‘Quiet Subversions’ (The Given), Stride (web), September 2010
Mandy Bloomfield, ‘The Poetry of Saying: British Poetry and its Discontents’, Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2010
John Muckle, ‘On Rowe and Sheppard,’ Eyewear (web), 30 August 2010
John Challis, ‘The Given’, Hand + Star (web), 2011
Sean Colletti, ‘Wandering Around’ (Berlin Bursts), Stride (web), May 2011
Alan Baker, ‘The Given’, Litter 5 (web), 2012
Christopher Madden, ‘Berlin Bursts’, The Wolf 26, spring 2012
Ben Hickman, ‘Berlin Bursts’, PN Review 204, March-April 2012
Lyndon Davies, ‘A Translated Man’, Poetry Wales, Vol. 49, No 2, Autumn 2013 Michael Blackburn, ‘Tradition, Traduction, and Truth’ (A Translated Man) in Poetry Quarterly Salzburg 25, Spring 2014
Tom Jenks, ‘A Translated Man’, Tears in the Fence 59, Spring 2014
Andrew Oldham, ‘Three Recent Poetry Collections…’ (A Translated Man) Eyewear (web), 1 May, 2014
Ian Brinton, ‘History or Sleep’, Tears in the Fence blog (web), November 23, 2015
Billy Mills, ‘Three Shearsman Books by Mark Weiss, Robert Sheppard and Peter Philpott’ (A Translated Man’), Elliptical Movements (web), November 2015
Steve Waling, ‘Linguistic Transfiguration (The Drop and Unfinish)’, Stride (web), 2016
Steve Waling, ‘History or Sleep’, Write Out Loud (web), Friday 29th January 2016
Clark Allison, ‘The Advert of Itself: Some Notes on … History or Sleep’, Stride (web), November 2015
Ian Brinton, ‘The Drop’, Tears in the Fence blog (web), January 8, 2016
Anna Cathenka, ‘Vaguely Repulsive Realism’ (History or Sleep), Stride (web), 2016
Alan Baker, ‘Two Oystercatchers’ (The Drop), Litter 8, 2016
Nikolai Duffy ‘History or Sleep’, The Wolf 33, 2016
Charles May, ‘Best British Short Stories 2016’, Reading the Story (web), August 1 2016
Ian Brinton, ‘The Meaning of Form in Contemporary Innovative Poetry’, Tears in the Fence blog (web), October 2016
Clark Allison, ‘Perennial and Multifarious Forms’ (The Meaning of Form), Stride (web), November 2016
Callum Gardner, ‘History or Sleep…’, Poetry Wales, Vol. 52, No 3, Spring 2017
Alan Baker, ‘Petrarch 3 – a derivate [sic] derive’, Litter (web), 2017
Ian Brinton, ‘Atlantic Drift’, Tears in the Fence blog (web), October 2017
Hilary Davies: ‘What is the Wind Doing?’ (The Meaning of Form), PN Review, Volume 44 Number 1, September - October 2017
Rustad, Hans Kristian Strandstuen. Review article; The Meaning of Form, Nordisk poesi 2(02):168-172. 10.18261/issn.2464-4137-2017-02-06.
Steve Waling, ‘Atlantic Drift’, Write Out Loud (web), February 2018
Peter Riley, ‘Translation, Expanded Translation, Version, Mess', Fortnightly Review, March 2018 (web)
Billy Mills: ‘Poetry after Brexit’ (Twitters for a Lark): Elliptical Movements (web), 13th May 2018.
Gareth Farmer, Review of The Meaning of Form, Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry. 10(1), p.7, (web) June 2018
Mary Jean Chan, Review of Atlantic Drift: Poetry London, Summer 2018, Issue 90: 46-7.
Buchan-Watts, Sam. Review of The Meaning of Form, Chicago Review 61: 3/4 2018.
Steve Spence, review of HAP: Understudies of Thomas Wyatt’s Petrarch, Litter, December 2018 (web).
Allison Clark, (Hap), ‘One Side Ripening’, Stride, January 2019 (web)
Anon, Review of Hap, The Journal No 56 (66), March 2019.
Clark Allison, ‘Subtly Anchored in Poetry’ (review of The Robert Sheppard Companion), Stride (online), 30th May 2019.
Norman Jope. ‘Games Across Frontiers’ (Twitters for a Lark). Tears in the Fence 69, Spring 2019: 122-127.
Annie Runkel, ‘Twitters for a Lark’, Dundee University Review of the Arts, May 2019 (web).
Alan Baker, ‘Micro Event Space’, Litter, September 2019.
Prince, D.A. ‘Hap by Robert Sheppard’, on Sphinx: Poetry Pamphlet Review (online) (2020)
Alan Baker, ‘The English Strain and Bad Idea by Robert Sheppard’, Litter (web), April 2021.
Clark Allison, ‘The English Strain (Shearsman) and Bad Idea (KFS Books)’, Tears in the Fence website, April 2021.
Steve Hanson, ‘The Problem of England’, review of Bad Idea and Adrian Clarke’s Euromancer, Manchester Review of Books, https://manchestereviewofbooks.wordpress.com/2021/06/27/the-problem-of-england/ June 2021; paper edition: Issue 7: Summer 2021.
‘The English Strain and Bad Idea’ by Robert Sheppard: A Review, Billy Mills on Elliptical Movements – a blog by Billy Mills at https://ellipticalmovements.wordpress.com/2021/10/04/the-english-strain-and-bad-idea-by-robert-sheppard-a-review/
Miscellaneous Responses and References
Michael Hoffman, ‘The Prudence Farmer Award’, New Statesman, 24 August 1984
Ken Edwards, ‘Some Younger Poets’, introduction to The New British Poetr y, eds. Gillian Allnutt, Fred D’Aguiar, Ken Edwards and Eric Mottram, London: Paladin, 1988
‘Responses to “Smokestack Lightning”’, (by Glyn Purseglove, Stephen Pereira, Steve Vine, Judith Stevens, CJPS, Tony Rollinson, Kate Hodgkin, anon, in Complete Responses, February 1992
Patricia Farrell, ‘Material to the Event’, in Artist’s Book Yearbook 1996-97, London: Magpie Press, 1996
Keith Tuma, ‘Robert Sheppard (b. 1955)’, head-note in his Anthology of Twentieth Century British and Irish Poetry, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2001
Iain Sinclair, comment in Corridor8, 2011
Stephen Burt, ‘“LIKE” A speculative essay about poetry, simile, artificial intelligence, mourning, sex, rock and roll, grammar, romantic love’, American Poetry Review (web), 2014
Steve Spence, ‘Finding Your Way’ (Andrew Duncan), Stride web, March 2016
John Seed, ‘Six on the best: Some of Britain's top poets tell Andy Croft which collections impressed them over the last 12 months’ (A Translated Man), Morning Star on line (web), 2016
Joey Francis, ‘On the Robert Sheppard Symposium held on March 8th 2017 at Edge Hill,’ Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry. 9(1), 2017
Carol Rumens, Commentary on ‘Prison Camp Violin, Riga’, The Guardian online, 23rd July 2018
Jamie Toy, ‘Moving But Staying the Same Crisis, Poetry and the Temporality of Brexit,’ in Velopolis, June 2019 (web).
Andrew Taylor, ‘“Isn’t it time somebody wrote all this down”: Robert Sheppard and The Edge Hill Poetry and Poetics Research Group, 1999-2013.’, Litter, September 2019.
‘An Interview with Robert Sheppard’, with Stephen Pereira, Angel Exhaust 7, Summer 1987
‘An Interview with Robert Sheppard’, with Jane March (Alice Lenkiewicz), Neon Highway 7, 2003
‘Interview with Edmund Hardy’, Intercapillary Space (web), 2006, reprinted in James Byrne and Christopher Madden, The Robert Sheppard Companion, Bristol: Shearsman, 2019.
‘The Postman Below the Window’, interview with Tim Allen, eds. Tim Allen and Andrew Duncan, Don’t Start Me Talking: Interviews with Contemporary Poets, Salt Publications, Cambridge, 2007
‘Literary Netscapes: Web Poetry and Blogging: Graeme Harper interviews Robert Sheppard’, Authors at Work: The Creative Environment, Essays and Studies 2009, Woodbridge, D.S. Brewer for the English Association, 2009
Alan Corkish interviews Robert Sheppard (about the Edge Hill Poetry and Poetics Research Group), Erbacce 18, 2009
‘Even the Bad Times are Good’ with Rupert Loydell, Stride (web) January 2012; reprinted in his Encouraging Signs, Bristol: Shearsman, 2013
Christopher Madden, ‘The Wolf Interview’, The Wolf 29, Winter 2013; reprinted in James Byrne and Christopher Madden, The Robert Sheppard Companion, Bristol: Shearsman, 2019.
Anamaría Crowe Serrano, ‘An interview with Robert Sheppard’, Colony (web), 2014
Joey Francis Interviews RS (about Pages) 2017, Jacket 2, 2018 (web).
rob mclennan’s blog: ‘12 or 20 (second series) with Robert Sheppard’, Sunday 24th February, 2019 (web).
Maintenant 107: An Interview with Robert Sheppard by SJ Fowler’, Monday 19th July, 2021, 3AM Magazine (web)