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PN Review 253
Edited by Michael Schmidt and Andrew Latimer
Series: PN Review
Categories: 20th Century, 21st Century, American, Anthologies, Art, BAME, British, Caribbean, Greek, Humour, Italian, Language, Latin American, LGBTQ+, New Zealand, Scottish, Spanish and Catalan, Translation, Welsh, Women
Imprint: PN Review
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Journal (64 pages)
(Pub. May 2020)
The May-June 2020 issue
Tributes to the great Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal
Phoebe Power’s (Forward Prize winner) National Trust commissioned ‘Once More the Sea’ sequence in full
Walter Bruno’s controversial essay on Value Judgement
Tara Bergin reviews Poetry of the Holocaust: An Anthology
New poetry from Vahni Capildeo, Carol Rumens, Laura Scott, and Zohar Atkins
New to PN Review this issue: Jenny King, Suzannah V. Evans, Leo Boix, and Christina Roseeta Walker
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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