PN Review

Poetry Collection  

Archived since Poetry Nation No. 1
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284 issues

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

PN Review is a leading literary independent journal that provides readers with the opportunity to discover outstanding new poetry. Each issue features a diverse range of poems in English and in translation as well as interviews, literary criticism, essays and reports from around the world. Subscribers will have access to the complete and uniquely rich digital archive, as well as each new issue published.

Latest Issue:

The May-June 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 Gregory Woods on Queerness today; Rod Mengham visits a Lost Europe; Kirsty Gunn considers Risk in Carl Phillips’s poetry; Gabriel Josipovici on the end of stories; Philip Terry finds a hand-written Philip Larkin poem in a Lawrence Durrell book; and Mae Losasso on Bunny Lang. 

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. 

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  • First Issue: Poetry Nation No. 1
  • Latest Issue: May - June 2024
  • Issue Count: 284
  • Page Count: 22,386
  • 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