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New Poetries VIII

An Anthology

Edited by Michael Schmidt and John McAuliffe

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Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
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  • Description
  • Editors
  • Awards
  • Reviews
  • A Poetry Book Society Spring 2021 Special Commendation

    Edited by Michael Schmidt and John McAuliffe, this is the latest in Carcanet's celebrated introductory anthology series presenting work by two dozen poets writing in English from around the world.

    Jason Allen-Paisant
    Chad Campbell
    Conor Cleary
    Hal Coase
    Jade Cuttle
    Jennifer Edgecombe
    Charlotte Eichler
    Suzannah V. Evans
    Parwana Fayyaz
    Maryam Hessavi
    Holly Hopkins
    Rebecca Hurst
    Victoria Kennefick
    Jenny King
    Joseph Minden
    Benjamin Nehammer
    Stav Poleg
    Nell Prince
    Padraig Regan
    Tristram Fane Saunders
    Colm Tóibín
    Joe Carrick-Varty
    Christine Roseeta Walker
    Isobel Williams
    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
    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
    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 )
    '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

    '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 '...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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