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PN Review 208

November - December 2012

Edited by Michael Schmidt

Cover of PN Review 208
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  • Reviews
  • Poems by:

    John Ashbery, Tara Begin, John Dennison, Amali Rodrigo, Norbert Hirschhorn, Lesbia Harford, Hilary Menos, Beverley Nadin, Simon Perril, William Bibby, Gareth Reeves, Harry Guest, Hölderlin, Catullus, Virgil.

    Plus:
    * Angela Leighton and Robin Holloway make words and music

    * Edward Allen admires Elizabeth Bishop's other hat

    * André Naffis-Sahely on Rashid Boujedra's Algeria

    *Ricardo Nirenberg gets tangled in language

    *Clive Wilmer on Edwin Muir's lost paradises


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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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