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New Poetries VII
Edited by Michael Schmidt
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ISBN: 978 1 784105 60 0
Series: New Poetries
Categories: 21st Century, American, Anthologies, Bestsellers, Black and Asian, British, Gay and Lesbian, Scandinavian, Women
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: April 2018
320 pages (print version)
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Paperback, eBook (EPUB), eBook (PDF)
From the first New Poetries anthology, published in 1994, through to this seventh volume, the series showcases the work of some of the most engaging and inventive new poets writing in English from around the world. Many have gone on to achieve notable success: Sophie Hannah, Patrick McGuinness, Kei Miller, Caroline Bird, David Morley, Jane Yeh, William Letford, Tara Bergin, and Vahni Capildeo among them. Crucially, the New Poetries anthologies have never sought to identify a `school', much less a `generation': the poets included employ a wide range of styles, forms and approaches, and `new' need not be taken to imply `young'.
Among the twenty-odd poets to be included in New Poetries VII, Zohar Atkins, Ned Denny, Andrew Wynn Owen and Phoebe Power all have first collections scheduled with Carcanet. Among others, new work by Luke Allan, Sumita Chakraborty, Mary Jean Chan, Katherine Horrex, Theophilus Kwek, Rachel Mann and Vala Thorodds will feature. Many of the poets in the anthology have come to Carcanet through the pages of PN Review.
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 '...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
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