The Poetry Review

Archived since Winter 2013 Modern Archive Quarterly
42 issues
The Poetry Review, published quarterly by The Poetry Society, is home to the world’s best contemporary poetry and writing about poetry. Since first publication in 1912, it has featured new poems, essays and reviews by internationally renowned and emerging poets, both Nobel Prize winners and newcomers. Famous contributors include T.S. Eliot, Allen Ginsberg, Derek Walcott, Philip Larkin, Seamus Heaney, Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay and Alice Oswald.

The trial issue, published Summer 2015, spans old and new trends: ‘Prufrock’ in its hundredth year, the hunt for new ways to ironise the self in Charles Whalley’s essay on post-internet poetry, and St Francis and Flaubert in D.A. Powell’s ‘Letter from San Francisco’. There are new poems by Nick Laird, Graham Mort, Daljit Nagra, Sara Peters, Jennifer L. Knox and the winner of the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize, Zaffar Kunial. The review section includes new collections by Claudia Rankine, Sean O’Brien, Frances Leviston and Michael Hofmann’s selected essays. 

Latest issue
The Spring 2024 issue of The Poetry Review (114:1) features new work by such giants as Richard Siken, Emily
Berry and Joelle Taylor, as well as showcasing ‘Late Classics’ an unseen early poem by Michael Donaghy. Alongside these well-known names, however, editor Wayne Holloway-Smith has looked to the distressing  events happening in Gaza and asked how poets can bear witness to the disproportionate violence being perpetrated against the people of
Palestine. Aware that those of us outside the bombardment, though deeply shocked and saddened, cannot adequately represent the suffering experienced, he reached out to Palestinian poets to share their work. The Poetry Society is exceptionally honoured to present poems from, among others, Mohammed El-Kurd (whose poem describes the death of four boys – aged between nine and fourteen – killed by Israeli naval fire while playing soccer in Gaza City) and Mosab Abu Toha, who tells of his experience of being detained by Israeli forces and separated from his
young family. The issue also features a cover image, Villa Nova Palestina, by Palestinian artist Khalil Rabah. Elsewhere in the issue, artist and poet Abi Palmer reveals an up-close-and-personal look at the ‘Fruit Machine Series’, and Tishani Doshi and Safiya Kamaria Kinshasa examine their practices in conversation. This issue also presents the winning poems from the National Poetry Competition 2023.

Subjects: Literature, Poetry

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  • First Issue: Winter 2013
  • Latest Issue: Spring 2024
  • Issue Count: 42
  • Published: Quarterly
  • ISSN: 2514-4456