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PN Review 215

Edited by Michael Schmidt

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  • Description
  • Editor
  • Awards
  • Reviews
  • Poems by Jeffrey Wainwright, Angela Leighton, Alex Wong, Rod Mengham, Simon Turner, Helen Tookey, Lucy Tunstall, William Logan, Henry King, Brian Culhane, Gerry McGrath, Paul Cawte, Sebastian Barker, Kerry Hines, Frank Dullaghan, Archilochus, Mimnermus and the Theognidea


    Iain Bamforth in praise of sleep
    Pierre Martory in Washington Square
    Yasmine Shamma meets Ron Padgett
    Andrew Duncan in the punk vortex with Iain Sinclair
    Jon Glover on poetry’s place in the university
    Karen Simecek in conversation with Angela Leighton
    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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