“We arrived in a world where so many of the magical papers (bearing poems) survived.
And even now we can leach their magic through our eyes.”
– from ‘A map is a picture that shows where things are’ by Emily Bludworth de Barrios, The Poetry Review, Autumn 2018
“Magical papers (bearing poems)” neatly describes the latest issue of The Poetry Review, which brings readers new poems from the UK, France, Italy, Lithuania, Canada and the US, by poets including Safia Elhillo, Marilyn Hacker, Chris McCabe, Nyla Matuk, Alison Winch, Angelina D’Roza, Sean Borodale, Anna Maria Carpi and many more. Essayists include Sandeep Parmar in ‘An uncommon language’, and Angela Conway on her visit to the Elizabeth Bishop house, Nova Scotia. Ilya Kaminsky writes on the French poet René Char and J.T. Welsch explores the growing professionalisation of poetry. There are reviews of Ruth Padel, Terrance Hayes, Richard Scott, Chelsey Minnis, Kathryn Maris, Zaffar Kunial, Barry McSweeney, a new anthology celebrating 100 years of W.S. Graham, and many more new and recently published titles.
Join us at the launch of the issue in The Poetry Café, London, on Wednesday 10 October 2018, with readers Alison Winch, Chris McCabe and Sandeep Parmar, introduced by Review Editor Emily Berry (readings begin at 7.30pm). We will also screen an exclusive and spellbinding filmed reading by US-based poet Safia Elhillo. Tickets to this event are free but please email [email protected] to reserve your place.
Look out for the release of our latest Review podcast interview, which features the celebrated US poet, Chelsey Minnis. Chelsey made a rare visit to the UK in September to present the Gala Reading at the Free Verse, Poetry Book & Magazine Fair. We will also be publishing the latest in our regular online series ‘Behind the poem’ and ‘Poetry Mixtape’.