The Poetry Review: Vol 108, No 3, Autumn 2018


“Just a small tear in the heavens as the storm clears will suffice”, writes Maurice Riordan in ‘During the Recent Thunder & Lightning’, his poem in this issue of The Poetry Review. It’s an image that is captured beautifully in our cover artwork from Manshen Lo. The autumn 2018 issue has new poems by Safia Elhillo, Marilyn Hacker, Chris McCabe, Alison Winch, Angelina D’Roza and many, many more. Essayists include Angela Conway on her visit to the Elizabeth Bishop house, Nova Scotia; Ilya Kaminsky on René Char; J.T. Welsch on professionalisation in poetry; and Sandeep Parmar contributes ‘An uncommon language’. There are reviews of Ruth Padel, Terrance Hayes, Richard Scott, Chelsey Minnis, Kathryn Maris, Zaffar Kunial, Barry McSweeney, a new anthology celebrating 100 years of W.S. Graham and many more new and recently published titles.