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PN Review 256

Edited by Andrew Latimer, John McAuliffe and Michael Schmidt

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  • The November-December 2020 issue

    Vahni Capildeo’s Letter from Quarantine and Andrew Fitzsimons’ poetry from ‘Bashō in Lockdown’

    Essays by David Rosenberg and Ricardo Nirnberg on the effect and implications of Lockdown for poetry, literature, and the human imagination

    Michael Freeman’s reflections on Boethius writing his great philosophical poem ‘The Consolation of Philosophy’ while in “lockdown” in ancient times

    New poetry by Andrew Mears, Victoria Kennefick, Wong May, and Maryam Hessavi

    New to PN Review this issue: Andrew Fitzsimons, Jennifer Wong, and Nilton Santiago

    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 '...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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