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PN Review 254
Edited by Michael Schmidt and Andrew Latimer
Series: PN Review
Categories: 20th Century, 21st Century, American, Anthologies, Arabic, Art, BAME, British, Caribbean, French, Humour, Irish, Language, LGBTQ+, New Zealand, Scottish, Translation, Welsh, Women
Imprint: PN Review
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Journal (72 pages)
(Pub. Jul 2020)
The July-August 2020 issue
Robyn Marsack celebrates Edwin Morgan's centenary
Frederic Raphael's polemic about the pandemic
Kirsty Gunn on Lockdown
Interviews with the great American poet Douglas Crace, with Forward Prize 2020 shortlisted poet Caroline Bird, and the major Irish poet John McAuliffe
New poetry by Sean O'Brien, Jane Draycott, and John Birtwhistle
New to PN Review this issue: Rachel Spence, Edmund Keeley, Maya C. Popa, and Hugh Haughton
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
The Carcanet Blog Winter Recipes from the Collective: Louise Glck read more 100 Days: Gabriel Josipovici read more Stop the clock: 50 Years of Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange read more PN Review 261: Editorial read more Cordially Yours: Tristram Fane Saunders on Edna St Vincent Millay read more the clarity of distant things: Jane Duran read more
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