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PN Review 221

Edited by Michael Schmidt

PN Review 221
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  • Awards
  • Reviews
  • Poems by 

    Robert Gray, Simon Jarvis, Friederike Mayrocker, Marilyn Hacker, Charles Bernstein, Sean Borodale, Elise Partridge, Kathleen Bell, Pierluigi Cappello, J. Kates, Roger Garfitt, Jeremy Over, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ned Denny, Dan Burt 

    David Herman on Jan Kott, Shakespeare and Stalin

    Maitreyabandhu talks to Mimi Khalvati

    Tobias Haberl meets Friederike Mayrocker

    Vahni Capildeo gets up close and personal with mannequins

    Simon Carnell on Lawrence's Mexico  

    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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