Poems that transcend their moment and are renewed with fresh meaning in the wake of future events is an aim of the latest issue of The Poetry Review, edited by Emily Berry. The issue features new poems by Moniza Alvi, Isabelle Baafi, Jodie Hollander, Amaan Hyder, Tom Jenks, Rachel Long, D. Nurkse and Jack Underwood, translations of András Gerevich by Andrew Fentham, and much more. In essays, Anna Woodford investigates the campus poem, while Hugh Haughton explores the meaning of T.S. Eliot and Marianne Moore’s use of animal personae. In the annual exchange with the US magazine, Poetry, there is prose and art from John Lee Clark, Sadiqa de Meijer, A.R. Ammons and Elizabeth M. Mills. There are also reviews of new collections by Colette Bryce, Seán Hewitt, Major Jackson, Sharon Olds, Don Paterson, Kathleen Raine, Srinivas Rayaprol and others. Judge Fiona Benson reports on the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize and announces her chosen winner: Phoebe Stuckes.
Look out for the Zoom launch of the summer issue, with readers Moniza Alvi, Rachel Long, D. Nurkse and Phoebe Stuckes – details announced shortly.
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26 June 2020