The second volume of this occasional series introduces other nine talented newcomers. The variety of poetic voices and themes on display reflects backgrounds which range from Scotland to Bristol and from gardening to rock bands. Many have been published in magazines or have already won awards; all are passionately involved with poetry. Together they convey the excitement, skill and richness to be found in British poetry today. The poets included are Sean Boustead, Colette Bryce, Kate Clanchy, Oliver Comins, Christina Dunhill, Alice Oswald, Richard Price, Mike Venner and John Whale.