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PN Review 206

July - August 2012

Edited by Michael Schmidt

PN Review Issue 206
  • Description
  • Editor
  • Awards
  • Reviews
  • Poems by:

    Robert Gray, Sheenagh Pugh, Andrew Motion, Lucy Tunstall, John Peck, Roger Garfitt, Andrew McNeillie, Moe Way, Maung Pyiyt Min, ko ko thett, Erico Noguiera, Sophie Hannah, Jennie Feldman, David Herd, Patrick McGuinness, James Womack, Rory Waterman

    Plus:

    *David Herman reads the reviews
    *Michael Alexander remembers Peter Whigham
    *Nick Liptrot almost discovers modernism
    *Jason Guriel observes Logan the poet
    *Clive Wilmer addresses the responsibilities of poets
    *Kevin Gardner ferrets through Peter Scupham's basement

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    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 '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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