February/ March 2010
The UK's oldest cultural journal featuring the best original poetry, short fiction, cultural reviews and literary essays since 1732.
The London Magazine has been responsible for publishing some of the most significant literature in British history. From Wordsworth, Shelley and Keats to T. S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath, Dylan Thomas and Doris Lessing, today it remains at the forefront with the best contemporary writing. Its writers on art have included John Richardson, Alan Bowness, Edward Lucie-Smith and Mel Gooding and it has featured original work by Graham Sutherland, Prunella Clough, Maggie Hambling and Frank Auerbach.
This month’s issue features essays on the Britain’s cultural debt to Europe, the cult fascination of relics, London history, and a beautiful piece by Konrad Muller on the death of his father and the poetry of Carlos Drummond de Andrade, alongside literary journalism from Suzi Feay, Houman Barekat and Stephanie Sy-Quia among others looking at the best new releases.
Among creative work is brilliant short fiction from Chuck Nwoke, and poetry from Salt Publishing Director Chris Emery, poetry in translation from Katherine Robinson, and two poems from the mercurial Robert Lundquist, whose book has recently been released by the New River Press.
An eclectic review of literature and the arts.