The Poetry Review: Vol 106, No 2, Summer 2016


Liz Berry, Polly Buckingham, Franny Choi, Dominique Christina, Ilya Kaminsky, Graham Mort, Daljit Nagra, D. Nurkse, Jacob Oet, Heather Phillipson, Rebecca Perry, Denise Riley and Mary Ruefle are among the contributors of new poems to The Poetry Review summer 2016 issue. We also present ‘erasure’ poems by Maura Ruefle, Bernard O’Donoghue’s exploration of Heaney’s Aeneid VI and other revenants, Tom Sleigh’s note on David Jones’s animal drawings, and Holly Pester’s rebellious reading of Adrienne Rich. Reviews survey collections by Vahni Capildeo, Frederick Seidel, Amali Rodrigo and many others, plus Matthew and Michael Dickman’s Brother and a selection of new pamphlets. Inua Ellams sends a Letter from Nairobi – and we introduce Laura Scott as winner of the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize 2015.


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