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PN Review 256
Edited by Andrew Latimer, John McAuliffe and Michael Schmidt
Series: PN Review
Categories: 20th Century, 21st Century, African, American, Anthologies, Art, BAME, British, Canadian, Caribbean, Chinese, Christianity, French, Humour, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Language, Latin American, LGBTQ+, Scottish, Spanish and Catalan, Translation, Welsh, Women
Imprint: PN Review
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Journal (74 pages)
(Pub. Nov 2020)
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
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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