12 MAY 1923, Page 24

Poetry. (Birmingham : The Merton Press. Is. net.)

The editor of this magazine hopes, by shouting down " modern " poetry, to gain a hearing for the quieter and more conventional verses of himself and his contributors. He states that if he chose to write deliberate drivel his poems would be undistinguishable from those of Messrs. D. H. Lawrence, F. S. Flint, T. S. Eliot (" Elliott " he calls him), or the members of the Sitwell family. We may question this without denying the undoubted ability of his contributors to write indistinguishably from each other. Poetry is the official organ of the Empire Poetry League.