During 2023 PN Review
is celebrating its jubilee. Since we started as Poetry Nation
, a twice-yearly hardback, in 1973, we've been publishing new poetry, rediscoveries, commentary, literary essays, interviews and reviews from around the globe.
Our vast archive now includes over 270 issues, with contributions from some of the most important writers of our times. Key contributors include Octavio Paz, Laura Riding, John Ashbery, Patricia Beer, W.S. Graham, Eavan Boland, Jorie Graham, Donald Davie, C.H. Sisson, Sinead Morrissey, Sasha Dugdale, Anthony Vahni Capildeo, and many others.Events
We'll be celebrating our 50th birthday with events in Manchester this autumn. Join us at the Portico Library on 4 October and at the John Rylands Library on 19 October
. Scroll down for full details and booking information.
The Poetry Archive Special Collection
In honour of reaching this milestone in poetry magazine publishing, we've put together a special collection at The Poetry Archive
. Gathering fifty poems from contributors, it includes a number of poems that first appeared in the magazine, from John Ashbery's 'What is Poetry' from PN Review
4 in 1978 and Denise Riley's 'Dark Looks' from issue 100 in 1994 to Marilyn Hacker's 'Elegy for a Soldier' on the death of June Jordan, which appeared in PNR
147 in 2002 and Andrew Wynn Owen's 'A Sign at CERN' from PNR
229 in 2016. As ever we include voices from around the world and across the generations. Explore the collection here
. New Substack
Subscribers can get the best of PN Review
's archive sent directly to their inbox twice a week for twenty five weeks as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations. We now have over a thousand subscribers. Sign up and see published posts her