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PN Review 220

Edited by Michael Schmidt

PN Review 220
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    Judith Willson, Lynette Roberts, Amanda Jernigan, Miles Burrows, Paul Deaton, Benjamin Fondane, James McGrath, Joseph Minden, Martial, Propertius.

    The Polar Muse: poets at the Scott Polar Research Institute

    Horatio Morpurgo in Conrad's Ukraine 

    Lynette Roberts Bids Farewell to Dylan Thomas

    Gerry McGrath on Transtromer's 'Schubertiana'

    Aram Saroyan constructs his bibliography

    Andre Naffis-Sahely on a Libyan Epic

    Jody Allen Randolph, Sapphire, Mark Doty, Paul Meehan, Tara Bergin, Colm Toibin, David C. Ward, Joan McBreen, Thomas McCarthy, Rita Ann Higgins, Yusef Komunyakaa, Theo Dorgan, Maighread Medbh, Lorna Goodison, Medbh McGuckian, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Jee Leong Koh, Elline Lipkin, Linda Gregerson, Sandra M. Gilbert, Shara McCallum.  

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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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