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PN Review 197

January - February 2011

Edited by Michael Schmidt

Series: PN Review
Categories: 21st Century
Imprint: PN Review
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Poems by Marina Tsvetaeva, Yves Bonnefoy, Charles Cros, Liviu Campanu, Hakan Sandell, John Dennison, James McGonigal, Mark Dow, Anna Jackson, Paul Verlaine, Primo Levi, Thomas Brasch, Fergus Allen, Peter Scupham, and John F. Deane

    Plus...

    *Demond Avery explores the compulsion to return

    *Chris Miller on Bruno Tolentino's Le Vrai Le Vain

    *David Herd follows the urge to nowhere

    *Simon Eckett on Kitaj and the post-Pound poets

    *N.S. Thompson on the poetry of Donald Justic

    *Interviews with Hakan Sandell and Fergus Allen


    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
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