Turn off the TV, unpeel yourself a satsuma and settle down with the latest copies of The Poetry Review and Poetry News, which will either have safely landed on your doormat, or are speeding the last few miles to you through the post.
The latest issue of The Poetry Review includes new poems by Fleur Adcock, Amy Crutchfield, Will Harris, Jodie Hollander, Fawzia Muradali Kane, Vandana Khanna, Fred Melnyczuk, Rainie Oet, Frank Ormsby, Pascale Petit, Chris Rice, Sam Riviere, Ralf Webb and Ruth Wiggins, alongside translations from Hungarian, Korean, Portuguese and Chinese (Baek Eun-seon translated by Jae Kim; Kinga Fabó by Andrew Fentham; Luís Quintais by Lesley Saunders; and Duo Yu by Fiona Sze-Lorrain). We’ve Oxford Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage’s lecture ‘Winter words in various moods and metres’, as well as Alison Brackenbury on poems and puddings and Dai George’s reflections on poetry in school. Reviews include Leonard Cohen’s last poems and writings in The Flame, and collections by Tracy K. Smith, August Kleinzahler, Ellen Hinsey, J.O. Morgan, Tishani Doshi, Andrew McMillan, Eve L. Ewing, Raymond Antrobus and Fiona Moore. Read selected highlights on the issue webpage.
The Winter 2018 issue of Poetry News is brimful with reading recommendations and poetry present ideas from Liz Berry, Ishion Hutchinson, Tim Turnbull, Rebecca Goss, Raymond Antrobus and many more. Amy Key eulogises Kate Bush and her lyrics, newly published as poetry, and Fiona Bennett explains The Poetry Exchange. Richard Westcott sheds light on his Stanza Competition-winning poem’ A Traditional Cure’, and members’ poems judge Rachel Boast presents her pick of entries of ‘The Abstract Space’, inspired by W.S. Graham. We’ve our regular Young Poetry News update, plus reports and previews of Poetry Society events and activities, and latest news from our regional Stanza groups.
The poetry season starts here.