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.
New poems on the sea, the squid, filial relationships and the dodo by contributors Heather Christle, Richard Price, Rachael Allen, Mel Pryor, Andre Bagoo, Anita Pati, A.K. Blakemore, Hugo Williams, Róisín Tierney, Jenna Clake, Leonardo Boix, Iain Twiddy, Helen Mort, Mary Jean Chan, Liz Berry, Wayne Holloway-Smith, Vidyan Ravinthiran, Martina Evans, Hugh McMillan, James Byrne and Peter Gizzi. We focus on translation this issue, with versions of poems by Anzhelina Polonskaya, Hagiwara Kyojiro, Ulrike Almut Sandig and Clara Janés, and essays on its complexity by Khairani Barokka, Sophie Collins and Carole Satyamurti. Katrina Naomi reports on poetry and poets in Japan and judge Ocean Vuong introduces the winner of The Geoffrey Dearmer Prize 2017. Reviews include Sophie Collins, Lila Matsumoto, A.K. Blakemore, Robin Robertson, Hannah Sullivan, Abigail Parry, Phoebe Power, Luljeta Lleshanaku and Volker von Törne. So Mayer reviews an anthology of Maori Poetry and Amy Key considers the lost and found work of Joan Murray.