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PN Review 260
Edited by Andrew Latimer, John McAuliffe and Michael Schmidt
Series: PN Review
Categories: 21st Century, American, Anthologies, Arabic, Art, BAME, British, Christianity, Indian, Irish, Italian, LGBTQ+, Russian, Scottish, Spanish and Catalan, Translation, Welsh, Women
Imprint: PN Review
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Journal (72 pages)
(Pub. Jul 2021)
The July-August 2021 issue
Major account by Poet of Europe Sinead Morrissey of her experiences in Gdansk, with reflections on the Belfast troubles among which she grew up
Sujata Bhatt breaks a long poetic silence with a suite of new poems
Rory Waterman and Poetry London editor Andre Naffis-Sahely converse, and sparks fly
Caitlion Stobie's amazing tribute to Tony Harrison's V, a new poem entitled W, bridges the gap between his politics and ours
New to PN Review this issue: Padraig Regan, Jordi Sarsanedas, Nuash Sabah and Kare Caoimhe Arthur
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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