The Poetry Review

Archived since Winter 2013 Modern Archive Quarterly

37 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 Winter 22 issue of The Poetry Review is guest edited by Denise Saul and W.N. Herbert who ‘turned both to the elegy and to the act of weighing up’ for their edition. This Winter Review attempts ‘an assaying of the poetry scene, an account of the countries of verse and a reckoning of the regions of rhyme. Our contributors consider where our publishing, performance and practice is at today, in the “post”-pandemic, post-everything present. How are we, wherever we are?’ Poems include new work by Seán Hewitt, Nick Makoha, Stephen Sexton, Rushika Wick, Julian Stannard, Muñoz, Alec Finlay, John Kinsella, Pascale Petit, Tara Bergin, Malika Booker and also Ian Macartney, who was a top 15 winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2015. A ‘review–essay’ by Karen McCarthy Woolf exploring grief has also been specially commissioned.

Subjects: Literature, Poetry

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  • First Issue: Winter 2013
  • Latest Issue: Winter 2022
  • Issue Count: 37
  • Published: Quarterly
  • ISSN: 2514-4456