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PN Review 254

Edited by Michael Schmidt and Andrew Latimer

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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
Available as:
Journal (72 pages)
(Pub. Jul 2020)
9781784108335
£6.99 £6.29
Digital access available through Exact Editions
  • Description
  • Editors
  • Awards
  • Reviews
  • 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

    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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