PN Review

Archived since Poetry Nation No. 1 Complete Archive Bi-monthly
283 issues

Welcome to PN Review, one of the outstanding literary magazines of our time.

Keep up with the many worlds of poetry in this independent and always stimulating journal. For four decades PN Review has been a place to discover new poems in English and in translation as well as interviews, news, essays, reviews and reports from around the world. Subscribers can explore the uniquely rich digital archive.

Latest issue
The January-February 2024 issue.

Since we started as Poetry Nation, a twice yearly hardback, in 1973, we've been publishing new poetry, rediscoveries, commentary, literary essays, interviews and reviews from around the globe.

This issue includes dark essays on Eastern Europe in 1939, on sentimental ecology, the culture wars, and Byron through selected letters; discovering the radical American poet Steve Malmude with Miles Champion; overhearing the Mexican poet Darío Jaramillo in conversation with God (Richard Gwyn's translations); and new poems by the Pulitzer laureate Carl Phillips.

Our vast archive now includes over 270 issues, with contributions from some of the most important writers of our times. Key contributors include Octavio Paz, Laura Riding, John Ashbery, Patricia Beer, W.S. Graham, Eavan Boland, Jorie Graham, Donald Davie, C.H. Sisson, Sinead Morrissey, Sasha Dugdale, Anthony Vahni Capildeo, and many others.

Subjects: Literature, Poetry

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  • First Issue: Poetry Nation No. 1
  • Latest Issue: PN Review 275 (Jan-Feb 2024)
  • Issue Count: 283
  • Published: Bi-monthly
  • ISSN: 2514-4375

‘The most engaged, challenging and serious-minded of all the UK’s poetry magazines.’
Simon Armitage

'...probably the most informative and entertaining poetry journal in the English-speaking world.'
John Ashbery

‘…the premier British poetry journal. Its coverage is broad and generous: from John Ashbery to new young English poets, from essays on Continental poetics and fiction to reviews of neglected poets both living and dead. At a time when poetry is largely neglected, [it] continues to make an eloquent case for its centrality to our culture.'
Marjorie Perloff

'...high-toned but bracing.'
Boyd Tonkin, Independent

'It has attempted to take poetry out of the backwaters of intellectual life and to find in it again the crucial index of cultural health.'
Cairns Craig, Times Literary Supplement