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PN Review 186

Edited by Michael Schmidt

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ISBN: 978 1 847770 25 7
Series: PN Review
Imprint: PN Review
Published: March 2009
297 x 210 x 4 mm
69 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • PN Review 186, featuring cover painting 'Övermälning, 2001, tempera' by Margareta Persson, includes:


    •    Poems by James Womack, Sinéad Morrissey, Roger Waterfield, Anthony Rudolf and others

    •    David Gervais on different kinds of tragedy

    •    Mark Ryan Smith discusses the literature of Shetland

    •    Meic Stephens says a farewell to English

    •    A broad analysis of the current poetry scene, including reviews ofIsaac Rosenberg, Mimi Khalvati and Adam Watt on Mallarmé's sonnets,amongst others

    •    In his editorial, Michael Schmidt examines the use of poetry for the inauguration of President Obama
    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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