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PN Review 233

Edited by Michael Schmidt

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  • •John Fuller at 80, a celebration, with contributions from Alan Hollinghurst, Jonathan Keates,
    Andrew Motion, Jane Griffiths, Adam Thorpe and others
    •Michael Hersch: PN Review composer in residence
    •Venus Khoury-Ghata: The Mothers and the Mediterranean (translated by Marilyn Hacker)
    •Diana Bridge: J.H. Prynne in China
    •Stephen Procter: Xi Chuan and the Contradictory Aesthetics of Revolution
    •Edwin Morgan: Translator’s Notebook
    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 '...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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