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PN Review 230

Edited by Michael Schmidt

PNR 230
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  • Contains the poem 'The Plenty of Nothing' by Ian Patterson - Winner of the 2017 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem

    Poetry
    Stanley Moss, Julith Jedamus, Mary Noonan, Stephen Burt, Patrick Cotter, Ian Patterson, & John Dennison

    Features
    •Frank Kuppner: Rough Notes for One or Two Undelivered Lectures on T. S. Eliot’s Dante
    •Paul Batchelor translates Rilke’s poems in French
    •Todd Portnowitz translates Lorenzo Carlucci from the Italian
    •Jennifer Grotz and Piotr Sommer translate Jerzy Ficowski from the Polish
    •André Naffis-Sahely translates the Moroccan Abdellatif Laâbi
    •Norbert Hirschhorn writes from Beirut, Vahni Capildeo thinks on the Antonine Wall, and Iain Bamforth is on the trail of Fernando Pessoa in Lisbon

    and more....

    Michael Schmidt FRSL, poet, scholar, critic and translator, was 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 'Its pleasures are longer term ones: as you return to it and re-read its substantial selections, you come to appreciate how and what each contributor is working on.'

    Jane Routh, The North 66

    '...this is the joy of New Poetries VIII: time and again you discover refreshing and compelling new styles and subjects'

    Jake Morris-Campbell, The Poetry School

    '...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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