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.
In the summer 2019 issue of The Poetry Review, just published, we explore the question of who is a poem’s addressee, the idea that a poem might contain a space for an echo, and whether it is itself a space in which speaker and addressee engender one another. We’ve new poems by Fred D’Aguiar, Glyn Maxwell, Kathryn Simmonds, Khairani Barokka, Suji Kwock Kim, Terence John and Jen Hadfield. US poet Mary Ruefle makes only her second appearance in the magazine, alongside a translation of the celebrated Jordanian writer Amjad Nasser by Fady Joudah. Essays include Natalya Anderson on women in comedy and poetry, Holly Pester on ‘poet voice’, and Vidyan Ravinthiran on A.K. Ramanujan. Reviews include new collections by Isabel Galleymore, Rebecca Tamás, Marilyn Hacker, Heather Phillipson and Kim Hyesoon.