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PN Review 253

Edited by Michael Schmidt and Andrew Latimer

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  • 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

    and more...
    Michael Schmidt
    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
    Andrew Latimer
    Andrew Latimer is the managing editor at Carcanet Press and also deputy and production editor of PN Review . He is an established editor, designer and publisher (founder and continuing editor of Little Island Press and of the magazine Egress ) and a poet contributor to New Poetries VII . ... 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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