The Poetry Review: Vol 109, No 2, Summer 2019


In the summer 2019 issue of The Poetry Review, we explore the question of who is a poem’s addressee, the idea that a poem might contain a space for an echo, or whether it is itself a space in which speaker and addressee engender one another. We’ve new poems by Fred D’Aguiar, Glyn Maxwell, Kathryn Simmonds, Khairani Barokka, Suji Kwock Kim, Terence John and Jen Hadfield. US poet Mary Ruefle makes only her second appearance in the magazine, alongside a translation of the celebrated Jordanian writer Amjad Nasser by Fady Joudah. Essays include Natalya Anderson on women in comedy and poetry, Holly Pester on ‘poet voice’ and Vidyan Ravinthiran on A.K. Ramanujan. Reviews include new collections by Isabel Galleymore, Rebecca Tamás, Marilyn Hacker, Heather Phillipson and Kim Hyesoon.


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