The Poetry Review

The Poetry Review 1064 Winter 2016The world’s finest poetry quarterly

Since it was founded in 1912, The Poetry Review has been home to the world’s best writing – by both internationally renowned and emerging poets, newcomers and Nobel Prize winners. The new Winter 2016 issue of The Poetry Review (see left), is co-edited by Sarah Howe and Maurice Riordan. Highlights include new poems by Simon Armitage, Andre Bagoo, Fiona Benson, Jorie Graham, Zaffar Kunial, Hugo Williams and Jane Yeh,  essays and reviews by Eleanor Goodman, Jen Hadfield, Bhanu Kapil and Nick Laird, and Matthea Harvey’s visual poem Nubes Kardashianum (Kardashian Klouds).

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The Poetry Review is newly available in a digital version, meaning you can read and search the latest issue – and back issues – of the world’s finest poetry magazine on your PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad, wherever you happen to be in the world.

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Our new Editor

We are pleased to announce that the new Editor of The Poetry Review is Emily Berry. She succeeds Maurice Riordan, who completes his distinguished tenure in December. Emily’s first book of poems, Dear Boy (Faber, 2013), won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Hawthornden Prize. Her second collection, Stranger, Baby, was published by Faber in 2017. Emily was co-editor of the Summer 2016 issue of the Review as part of a Poetry Society project designed to widen editorial opportunities for writers and critics in 2016, and to extend the editorial range of the magazine. The other co-editors in 2016 were Kayo Chingonyi (Autumn issue) and Sarah Howe (Winter issue).

Read and listen online

You can browse selected highlights from past issues in this section. Listen in as contributing poets, including Jane Yeh, Jacob Polley, Helen Mort, Frank Ormsby, Zaffar Kunial, Paul Muldoon, Colette Bryce, Simon Armitage, Kim Addonizio, and others, talk to the editor in our series of podcast interviews. In the online feature, Behind the Poem, poets offer fascinating insights into their Review poems.