Press Release: Autumn 2007

Poetry Review Editor Fiona Sampson encourages us to explore poetries we don’t yet know in Britain.


The autumn issue of Poetry Review, Dreams of Elsewhere confirms Poetry Review as a publication that sets out to explore the landscape of poetry and present work originating beyond the UK.

As Fiona Sampson herself says in her editorial “International writing is the context of excellence in which the best British poetry sits; Poetry Review is committed to this vision”.

To encourage our Dreams of Elsewhere, readers of the autumn Poetry Review can take their own journey through some of the best writing from the Netherlands in the supplement Contemporary Dutch Poets. This includes a series of poems by Rutger Kopland which reflects on growing old, work from Albertina Soepboer, who writes in Friesian, and Mustafa Stitou’s poetry exploring his Moroccan background.

The autumn issue also includes translations by several of our major poets; notes on the importance of Translating Theresienstadt; and a review section almost entirely dedicated to the best of international writing. With new poetry from Alice Oswald, Christopher Wallace-Crabbe, Jamie McKendrick and Fred D’Aguiar, as well as a further instalment from Alan Brownjohn’s ironic, iconic, anti-hero Ludbrooke, the poem section is as exciting and wide-ranging as ever. Finally, PR’s famous ‘Centrefold’ includes a whole series of poetic ‘Encounters’.

Poetry Review is a world class publication and Britain’s longest-running and most prestigious poetry magazine. Started in 1911, it continues to be “the magazine of record” (Michael Schmidt in The Guardian) and as well as being the UK’s bestselling poetry magazine, is hailed by Andrew Motion as “required reading”.

Poetry Review has been at the forefront of many of the key artistic debates and movements in poetry and has an excellent track record in spotting new talent.

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