In the post: the new Poetry Review, a really vital journal of record for these stormy times when worked-on language can be our lighthouse and our lifeboat.” – Ian McMillan on Twitter, September 2020
The latest, magnificent issue of The Poetry Review, edited by Emily Berry, is just published. It includes fiery, speculative and moving new poems by contributors Susie Campbell, Fawzia Muradali Kane, Fiona Benson, Samar Diab, Luke Kennard, Leontia Flynn, John McCullough, Hasti C., Kimberly Reyes and many, many more.
In our prose section, Jane Feaver probes John Clare’s famous poem ‘I am’ and its themes of identity and isolaton in the time of Covid-19, Valzhyna Mort considers inherited trauma and survival in the work of Alejandra Pizarnik, and Nerys Williams explores the radio poems of Langston Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Our reviews include Claudia Rankine, Peter Gizzi, Rachel Long and Pushkin.
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Don’t miss the online launch of the autumn Review via Zoom on 20 October 2020, from 7pm. Our exciting readers will be Fiona Benson, Luke Kennard, Valzhyna Mort and Kimberly Reyes, introduced by Review Editor Emily Berry. Space may be limited, so be sure to book your place.