The Poetry Review

The world’s finest poetry quarterly

Since it was founded in 1912, The Poetry Review has been home to the world’s best writing – by both internationally renowned and emerging poets, newcomers and Nobel Prize winners. The latest issue of The Poetry Review, guest edited by Mary Jean Chan and Will Harris, is a brilliant, eclectic and energising mix of new poems by Raymond Antrobus, Mona Arshi, Helen Charman, Chen Chen, Linda Gregerson, Wayne Holloway-Smith, D.S. Marriott, Thomas McCarthy, Yomi Ṣode, Samantha Walton, and many more. The wide-ranging prose includes contributions by Nisha Ramayya, Momtaza Mehri, Dorothy Wang and Ralf Webb, plus Yasmine Seale’s visual essay on her erasure poems inspired by The Thousand and One Nights. The book reviews cover new publications from Jacqueline Saphra, Rae Armantrout, Maya C. Popa, Danez Smith, Kathleen Jamie and Jennifer Wong, alongside new anthologies of contemporary Irish, Scottish and Asian diaspora poetry. This issue also includes the top three winning poems of the National Poetry Competition, published for the first time in the Review. Read an array of selected highlights on the issue webpage.

Remember, Full Members of The Poetry Society can enjoy the entire issue (and back issues) online for free.

Published quarterly, The Poetry Review is mailed to all Full Members of The Poetry Society and is stocked in leading bookshops worldwide. The magazine welcomes submissions from prospective contributors. For details of advertising opportunities, please contact the marketing department.

Join The Poetry Society as a Full Member

Get four issues of The Poetry Review delivered to your door each year, as well as all the other membership benefits:

From: £38.00 / yearSelect options

Guest Editors Colette Bryce and Mary Jean Chan and Will Harris

The Poetry Society appointed guest editors for the Winter 2019 and Spring 2020 issues of The Poetry Review while regular Editor Emily Berry was on a short writing sabbatical until Summer 2020. We welcomed Colette Bryce as Editor of the Winter 2019 issue, published in December. Mary Jean Chan and Will Harris are the joint Editors of the Spring 2020 issue, published in March. For more information, read our news piece and view our submissions page.

Advertise with The Poetry Review

The Poetry Review is the ideal place in which to advertise your events, competitions and publications, reaching around 15,000 readers worldwide.

We have a wider audience than any other UK poetry magazine, with every issue finding its way into the hands of poetry fans, including individual students, academic institutions, schools, libraries and, of course, over 4,000 passionate Poetry Society Members. We offer a range of ad sizes and prices to suit your campaign and budget.  If you would like to reserve a space, please see our advertising page for more information.

Our advertisers are literary publishers, broadsheet newspapers, academic institutions, festivals and more. We carry promotional materials for organisations big and small; some of the cultural sector’s biggest names sit side by side with dynamic newcomers to the scene in The Poetry Review. Give us a call today if you’d like to discuss how we can help you promote your project.

Digital version also available

The Poetry Review is newly available in a digital version, meaning you can read and search the latest issue – and back issues – of the world’s finest poetry magazine on your PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad, wherever you happen to be in the world.

Full members of The Poetry Society have free, automatic access as part of their membership. Alternatively you can add a digital subscription to your print subscription.

Institutional subscriptions, allowing universities and colleges to offer campus-wide access to our unrivalled content, are available at competitive rates.

Read and listen online

Listen in on our ever expanding podcast series of interviews with poets including: Simon Armitage, Don Paterson, Mark Waldron, Ilya Kaminsky, Denise Riley, Ray Antrobus (transcript available); Fiona Benson, Ishion Hutchinson, Julian Stannard, Gillian AllnuttJane Yeh, Jacob Polley, Helen Mort, Frank Ormsby, Zaffar Kunial, Paul Muldoon, Colette Bryce, Kim Addonizio and more. In our online feature, Poetry Mixtape, contributors share their favourite reading matter, and in Behind the Poem, offer fascinating insights into the making of their Review poems. You can also browse selected highlights from past issues in this section.