The latest Poetry Review: a bark from the big chair

The autumn issue of The Poetry Review is now on its way to readers worldwide.

The print edition of the latest issue, with artist Kate Dehler’s thoughtful poetry hound in the big chair on the cover, is in the mail, but while readers await that reassuring thump on their doormats, they can visit the issue webpage to read selected highlights online.

These include new poems by Polly Atkin, Ian Duhig, Edward Doegar and Amy Roa; brilliant essays by Mina Gorji on listening and quiet in the poems of Coleridge, Oswald, Wordsworth and Hadfield; and Natalya Anderson on ageing, dance and poetry in the work of Twyla Tharp and Sharon Olds. Reviews include Jack Underwood, Wanda Coleman, Jason Allen-Paisant, Fred D’Aguiar, Yousif M. Qasmiyeh and Joyelle McSweeney. Look out for more online content in the coming weeks, including new Poetry Mixtapes from contributors Clare Pollard and Naush Sabah – our poetical take on Desert Island Discs – and features by Edward Doegar, Christopher DeWeese and Seán Hewitt taking us behind and in front of new and recent Review poems.

Clockwise from top left: Rachael Allen, Shane McCrae, Sheri Benning and Sarala Estruch

Plus, don’t miss The Poetry Review autumn launch via Zoom, from 7pm BST on 13 October 2021, when our readers will be Rachael Allen, Sheri Benning, Sarala Estruch and Shane McCrae. The event will be introduced by Review Editor Emily Berry. Space may be limited, so book your place.

Poetry Society Full Members receive The Poetry Review in both print and digital format. Subscriptions to the Review in both print and digital form are also available. A digital subscription includes a searchable archive dating back to 2013 – make your purchase in The Poetry Society webshop.

Poetry News, our quarterly newspaper exclusively for Poetry Society members, is also just published. For more poems, turn to John McCullough’s pick of six winners in our ‘Surreal cities’-themed members’ poems competition – all available to read online.

24 September 2021