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PN Review 178

Edited by Michael Schmidt

PN Review 178
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ISBN: 978 1 857549 55 3
Series: PN Review
Imprint: PN Review
Published: November 2007
297 x 210 x 5 mm
72 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • PN Review 178, featuring the cover painting 'Parys Mountain, Anglesey, 2005' by Mary Harman, includes:

    • Poems by Kate Kilalea, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Edward Hirsch, John F. Deane, Arto Payaslian, Rodney Pybus and others.

    • Roger Caldwell on MacNeice's realism and anti-realism.

    • Adrian May listens to Arctic Monkeys.

    • M.G. Stephens remembers St Mark's in the Bowery.

    • Helena Nelson rediscovers Persephone in Hades.

    • John Muckle on Ed Dorn's theatre of impatience.

    • A broad analysis of the current poetry scene, including reviews of works by Eavan Boland, Paul Celan, Alice Oswald, Galway Kinnell, Jack Mapanje, Iain Sinclair, Carol Rumens and others.

    • In his editorial, Michael Schmidt celebrates the centenary of Auden's birth, claiming that in 2007 the poet is 'better known than he has ever been, and better loved.'


    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 '...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
    '...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
    '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
    '...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
    '...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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