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New Poetries V

Edited by Michael Schmidt with Eleanor Crawforth

New Poetries V: An Anthology
RRP: GBP 12.95
eBook (EPUB)
ISBN: 978 1 847779 09 0
Series: New Poetries Anthologies
Categories: 21st Century, Anthologies
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: October 2011
264 pages (print version)
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Paperback, eBook (Kindle), eBook (PDF)
  • Description
  • Excerpt
  • Editors
  • Awards
  • Reviews

  • PLUS click here to watch clips from the launch of New Poetries V in Manchester on 9 November 2011.
    For two decades New Poetries has been a proving-ground for new poets in English from around the world. Here readers first encountered, in generous selections, work by, among others, Caroline Bird, Stephen Burt, Sophie Hannah, Emma Jones, Nicole Krauss, Patrick McGuinness, Kei Miller, David Morley, Sinéad Morrissey, Togara Muzanenhamo, Matthew Welton and Jane Yeh. Published from Manchester, the anthologies overlook national borders, instead providing vistas across a worldscape.

    This fifth New Poetries anthology presents twenty-two new writers, organised in such a way as to highlight their variety, the ‘irreducible plural’ of poetry today. It includes work by poets ranging from their early twenties to their late sixties, and harking from Canada, England, Iran, New Zealand, the Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, the United States and Wales. Their forms and themes are wonderfully various. What they have in common is intelligence, curiosity and a willingness to take risks. This book’s surprises remain fresh, the writers promise major things.

    List of Contributors: Sheri Benning, Tara Bergin, Dan Burt, John Dennison, Will Eaves, Mina Gorji, Oli Hazzard, Julith Jedamus, Evan Jones, Katharine Kilalea, Henry King, Janet Kofi-Tsekpo, Jee Leong Koh, William Letford, Vincenz Serrano, Helen Tookey, Lucy Tunstall, Arto Vaun, David Ward, Rory Waterman, James Womack, Alex Wylie

    Visit the New Poetries Blog for news, notes and discussion in the lead-up to the publication of New Poetries V

    From reviews of the previous New Poetries anthologies:

    ' opportunity to sample the dynamic range and variety of carefully wrought forms that modern poetry can, and will continue, to be capable of.' - Independent on Sunday

    'New Poetries...puts on show poets who've come good relatively young with older ones whose fame is yet to grow...bringing new English from another continent or other tongue.' - Daily Telegraph

    Michael Schmidt
    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
    Eleanor Crawforth
    Eleanor Crawforth read English Literature at Cambridge before joining Carcanet Press in 2005. She has an MA in Post-1900 Literatures, Theories & Cultures from the University of Manchester. She co-edited the anthologies New Poetries IV (2007) and New Poetries V (2011). ... 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 '...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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