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PN Review 185

Edited by Michael Schmidt

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ISBN: 978 1 847770 24 0
Series: PN Review
Imprint: PN Review
Published: January 2009
297 x 210 x 5 mm
76 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • PN Review 185, featuring cover painting 'Poisson d'Avril, 1972, collage' by John Ashbery, includes:



    • Poems by Elaine Feinstein, Christopher Middleton, Adam Thorpe, Chris McCully and others

    • Tim Kendall on Edward Thomas and his admirers

    • William Wootten thinks about recent anti-war poetry

    • Andrew Hadfield on reading Spenser

    •A broad analysis of the current poetry scene, including reviews ofStephen Burt, William Jay Smith, Paul Aster, Marshall Walker, amongstothers

    • In his editorial, Michael Schmidt discusses John Ashbery's collages
    Michael Schmidt FRSL, poet, scholar, critic and translator, C107was 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 '...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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