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New Poetries IV

Edited by Eleanor Crawforth, Stephen Procter and Michael Schmidt

New Poetries IV
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ISBN: 978 1 857548 97 6
Series: New Poetries Anthologies
Categories: 21st Century, Anthologies
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: June 2007
216 x 135 x 12 mm
152 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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    Christian Campbell
    Andrew Frolish
    Beatrice Garland
    Emma Jones
    Gerry McGrath
    Kei Miller
    Christopher Nield
    Joanna Preston
    Edward Ragg
    Philip Rush
    Saradha Soobrayen
    New Poetries IV celebrates the distinctiveness and diversity of new poetry in English. The eleven poets included are variously rooted in Europe, America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Australasia; they write with the imaginative energies less of world travellers than of world citizens. Vigorous, observant, questioning, entertaining, this writing is passionately alive and intellectually alert. The poets share an engagement with the possibilities of language and form; yet each is unique in the histories and strategies that enrich their craft. Eleven exciting new voices establish their presence here, making new the tongue and art they have inherited.
    Eleanor Crawforth
    Eleanor Crawforth read English Literature at Cambridge before joining Carcanet Press in 2005. She has an MA in Post-1900 Literatures, Theories & Cultures from the University of Manchester. She is 'News & Notes' editor of PN Review and writes for the magazine. She co-edited the anthologies New Poetries IV (2007) and ... read more
    Stephen Procter
    Stephen Procter was born in London in 1981 and studied Philosophy at University College London (BA) and Renaissance and Romantic Literature at Liverpool University (MA). He joined Carcanet in October 2004. He is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Liverpool and is a book reviewer. ... read more
    Michael Schmidt
    Michael Schmidt FRSL, poet, scholar, critic and translator, C107was born in Mexico in 1947; he studied at Harvard and at Wadham College, Oxford, before settling in England. Among his many publications are several collections of poems and a novel, The Colonist (1981), about a boy’s childhood in Mexico. He is general ... read more
    Awards won by Michael Schmidt Winner, 2016 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem - Sasha Dugdale's 'Joy', published in PN Review 227  (PN Review 227 )
    Praise for Michael Schmidt 'It has attempted to take poetry out of the backwaters of intellectual life and to find in it again the crucial index of cultural health.'
    Cairns Craig, Times Literary Supplement
    '...probably the most informative and entertaining poetry journal in the English-speaking world.'
    John Ashbery
    '€˜The most engaged, challenging and serious-minded of all the UK'€™s poetry magazines.'
    Simon Armitage
    'It has attempted to take poetry out of the backwaters of intellectual life and to find in it again the crucial index of cultural health.'
    Cairns Craig, Times Literary Supplement
    '€˜The most engaged, challenging and serious-minded of all the UK'€™s poetry magazines.'
    Simon Armitage
    '...probably the most informative and entertaining poetry journal in the English-speaking world.'
    John Ashbery
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