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PN Review 251
Edited by Michael Schmidt and Andrew Latimer
Series: PN Review
Categories: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century, American, Ancient Greek and Roman, Anthologies, Art, BAME, British, Canadian, Caribbean, French, Greek, Humour, Language, LGBTQ+, Translation, Welsh, Women
Imprint: PN Review
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Journal (80 pages)
(Pub. Jan 2020)
The January-February 2020 issue
New poems by Sasha Dugdale, Sinéad Morrissey, Nina Bogin, and Mina Gorji
Two posthumous poems by Brigit Pegeen Kelly
Selections from two unpublished notebooks by R.S. Thomas
Nyla Matuk tackles diversity in poetry
Alex Wylie critiques contemporary takes on poetry in ‘Democratic Rags’
New to PN Review this issue: Eugene Ostashevsky, Heather Treseler, Hugh Thomson, Annie Fan, and Deirdre Hines
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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