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PN Review 207

September - October 2012

Edited by Michael Schmidt

PN Review 207
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  • Poems by:

    Marilyn Hacker, Ranjit Bolt's Martial, Gabriel Levin, Sujata Bhatt, Martin Mohanan, Daniel King, Lucy Tunstall, Christopher Middleton, Stanley Moss, Roger Waterfield, Alfred Corn


    *Gabriel Josipovici walks by the Ouse
    *Roger Caldwell tracks Terry Eagleton's trinity
    *Owen Lowery on Paula Rego's enchantments
    *Michal Holroyd reads Violet Trefusis
    *Grevel Lindop revisits 1912

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    Inside cover: Stella Halkyard Pictures from a Library 4: Proust
    News & Notes
    Letters from John Ashbery, Len Krisak, Tony Lopez, Anthony Rudolf

    Neil Powell: Faith, Doubt and Art
    David C. Ward: Letter from the White House
    Alice Wooledge Salmon: Batterham of Bayswater
    Sam Adams: Letter from Wales
    Frank Kuppner: He Didn’t Actually Do It, Did He?

    Gabriel Levin: The Orphic Egg
    Marilyn Hacker: The Stranger’s Mirror
    Ranjit Bolt: Versions of Martial
    Martin Monahan: Two Poems
    Sujata Bhatt: Three Poems for John Ashbery
    Daniel King: Two Hymns
    Lucy Tunstall: Four Poems
    Christopher Middleton: Four Poems
    Stanley Moss: Five Poems
    Roger Waterfield: Nine Poems
    Alfred Corn: The Great Pessimists

    Gabriel Josipovici: The Ouse’s Muddy Bank
    Roger Caldwell: God, Marx and Literary Theory: The Curious Case of Terry Eagleton
    Iain Bamforth: Catchwords 17
    Owen Lowery: Paula Rego’s Balzac
    Michael Holroyd: Three Novels by Violet Trefusis
    Grevel Lindop: The Year They Invented Modern Poetry
    Ian Brinton: A Collection for Peter Riley

    Stephen Ross: on Gertrude Stein
    John Muckle: on Andrew Crozier
    George Messo: on Deena Linett
    Jason Guriel: on Alice Oswald
    Vidyan Ravinthiran: on Tom Paulin
    Kevin J. Gardner: on Neil Powell
    Sandeep Parmar: on Valzhyna Mort, Lucy Hamilton and Kate McLoughlin
    Jem Poster: on Clive Wilmer
    Peter Scupham: on Michael Culllup
    Elaine Feinstein: on Arthur Boyars
    Charlie Cocksedge: on Kate Potts and Eva Bourke
    Ian Brinton: on John Muckle
    Julian Stannard: on Deborah Levy

    Some Contributors
    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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