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PN Review 240

Edited by Michael Schmidt

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  • The March-April 2018 issue

    PN REVIEW PRIZE: featuring the winning and commended poems

    • Peter Scupham at 85: celebrating a great poet, humourist and long-time contributor

    • Poet, translator and MPT editor Sasha Dugdale in conversation

    • Vahni Capildeo on sexual violence

    • More on the controversy surrounding Rebecca Watts’s essay in PN Review 239 regarding the Twitter poets

    • New poems in English and translation by Marilyn Hacker, Samira Negrouche, Angela Leighton, Ned Denny and others
    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 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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