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PN Review 186
Edited by Michael Schmidt
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
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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