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PN Review 175

Edited by Michael Schmidt

PN Review 175
Series: PN Review
Imprint: PN Review
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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    PN Review 175, featuring the cover painting 'Afghanistan (Channel 4 News, 14 November 2006)' by Mary Griffiths, includes:


  • Poems by Miklos Radnoti, Marilyn Hacker, David Kinloch, C.K. Stead, Amina Said and others
  • John Haffenden on Vivien Eliot and The Waste Land
  • John Hartley Williams takes Charles Olson on holiday
  • Laura (Riding) Jackson steps beyond the path of poetry
  • Colin Winborn sorts through J.H. Prynne's refuse
  • A broad analysis of the current poetry scene, including reviews of works by Tim Kendall, Vittorio Sereni, Alice Oswald, John Clare and Vicki Feaver, amongst others
  • In his editorial, Michael Schmidt journeys to Oaxaca, Mexico, with D.H. Lawrence and Malcolm Lowry as his literary guides.     

  • 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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