The Poetry Review

The world’s finest poetry quarterly

“In the post: the new Poetry Review, a really vital journal of record for these stormy times when worked-on language can be our lighthouse and our lifeboat.” ⁦
    – Ian McMillan on Twitter, September 2020

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. Sample selected highlights from the current and back issues online. Listen in on our ever expanding podcast series of interviews with leading poets including: Selima Hill, Luke Kennard, Rachel Long, Simon Armitage, Sandeep Parmar, Nick Makoha, Don Paterson, Denise Riley, Ray Antrobus (transcript available); Fiona Benson and many more. Read the story behind the poems in our online feature Behind the Poem, and find out about what our contributors are reading and listening to in Poetry Mixtape. The magazine welcomes submissions from prospective contributors.

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

It’s very easy to subscribe to the print edition or subscribe to the fully searchable, digital version of the magazine. Institutional subscriptions, allowing universities and colleges to offer campus-wide access to our unrivalled content, are available at competitive rates. You can also buy the Review in leading bookshops worldwide.

Search The Poetry Review‘s digital archive

The digital edition of The Poetry Review includes a modern archive from winter 2013. You can explore The Poetry Review‘s digital archive here – try entering a theme, poet’s name or poem title:

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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.