Carcanet Press Logo
Quote of the Day
an admirable concern to keep lines open to writing in Ireland, Scotland, Wales and America.
Seamus Heaney

PN Review 187

Edited by Michael Schmidt

No Text
Series: PN Review
Imprint: PN Review
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Available as:
  • Description
  • Editor
  • Awards
  • Reviews
  • PN Review 187, featuring cover image by Margareta Persson, includes:




    • Poems by John Ashbery, Sun Wenbo, Gregory O'Brien, Robert Nye and others

    • Marius Kociejowski on poet and anarchist John Rety

    • Tony Roberts celebrates the work of W. D. Snodgrass

    • Horatio Morpurgo looks at Samuel Butler and the art of being funny about religion

    • A broad analysis of the current poetry scene, including reviews of Christopher Middleton, Veronica Forrest-Thomson and Robert Shepherd, amongst others

    • In his editorial, Michael Schmidt discusses the Oxford Poetry Professor elections



    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
    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
Share this...
The Carcanet Blog New Poetries VIII: Jenny Lewis on Parwana Fayyaz read more Angela Leighton: One, Two read more Parwana Fayyaz: NPVIII: Meet the Contributor read more New Poetries VIII: Sinad Morrissey on Conor Cleary read more The Earliest Witnesses: G.C. Waldrep read more Conor Cleary: NPVIII: Meet the Contributor read more
Find your local bookshop logo
Arts Council Logo
We thank the Arts Council England for their support and assistance in this interactive Project.
This website ©2000-2021 Carcanet Press Ltd