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PN Review 255

Edited by Andrew Latimer, John McAuliffe and Michael Schmidt

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  • The September-October 2020 issue

    Rachel Hadas explores connections between literature and the pandemic

    Jena Schmitt on ekphrasis (the description of artwork in writing), from Virgil to Tolstoy to Rilke

    First published poem 'Elaine' by Katriona Feinstein, granddaughter of Elaine Feinstein

    Sharron Hass on Sophocles' Farewell to Poetry, translated from the Hebrew

    New poetry by Jee Leong Koh, Nyla Matuk, and Joe Carrick-Varty

    New to PN Review this issue: Matthias Fechner, Rachel Hadas, Paul Stephenson, and Katriona Feinstein

    and 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
    John McAuliffe
    John McAuliffe grew up in County Kerry, Ireland. The Gallery Press has published his five poetry collections, including A Better Life (2002) which was shortlisted for a Forward Prize. He teaches poetry at the University of Manchester’s Centre for New Writing. ... read 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
    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 John McAuliffe 'A very fulsome, variously enticing and accomplished slice of the poetic milieu.'

    Clark Allison, Tears in the Fence

    'A selection of poets which has benefitted from the different eyes of the anthology editors Michael Schmidt and John McAuliffe, and all of whom, if we didn't know before, we will know when they make their own indelible mark on poetry in the years to come.'

    Andrew McMillan, The Poetry Book Society Spring Bulletin

    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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