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.
New poems by Mary Jean Chan, Helen Farish, Jamie McKendrick, Ishion Hutchinson, Amlanjyoti Goswami, Stephanie Sy-Quia, Vona Groarke, Paula Bohince, Tarn MacArthur and Mohammad S. Razai. We also present new translations of Hagiwara Sakutarō by Jae Kim.
First publication of Valzhyna Mort’s ′Face – Face – Face: A Poet Under the Spell of Loss′, the first in The Poetry Society’s Annual Lecture series. Elsewhere in prose, Jason Allen-Paisant explores the work of m nourbeSe Philip, and acclaimed US poet Alice Notley is interviewed by Erkut Tokman. Reviews include Glyn Maxwell, Will Harris, Shane McCrae and eight new pamphlets. We also publish the top three winners of the 2020 National Poetry Competition: Marvin Thompson, Iain Twiddy and Jack Nicholls.