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PN Review 177

Edited by Michael Schmidt

PN Review 177
Series: PN Review
Imprint: PN Review
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • PN Review 177, featuring the cover painting ''Fish and Chips' (c. 1948) by Fred Laidler, includes:

    *Poems by Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Thomas Kinsella, Alison Brackenbury, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Roger Garfitt and others
    *Tabish Khair on the language of Indian English Poetry
    *Vicki Bertram talks to Lorna Goodison
    *Peter McCarey joins the Woden Dog Fan Club
    *Ross Cogan on poetry, football and lies
    *A broad analysis of the current poetry scene, including reviews of works by John Ashbery, Eleanor Rees, Saskia Hamilton and Luciano Erba, plus A History of Twentieth-Century British Women's Poetry


    *In his editorial, Michael Schmidt contrasts the health (or ill-health) of contemporary UK bookselling with the Left Bank literary culture of Sartre, Camus and Hemingway.


    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 '...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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