As one of the world's leading magazines of contemporary poetry and poetry criticism, Poetry Review is essential reading for poetry enthusiasts, academics and literary critics alike. Details of previous issues of the magazine are published below. To look deeper into the Poetry Review archive, please use the links top right.
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The autumn 2014 issue, edited by Maurice Riordan, includes poems by Kim Addonizio, Mariam Alatar, Rachael Allen, Sean Borodale, Maura Dooley, Philip Fried, Paul Henry, Durs Grünbein, Zaffar Kunial, Denise Saul, Christopher Reid, Katharine Towers, Linda Gregerson and more. Gregory O'Brien writes from New Zealand and Amali Rodrigo from Mumbai. Reviews of Tom Paulin, Derek Walcott, Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Robert Crawford, Ruth Padel, Kei Miller and Fiona Benson. Full contents list and downloadable pdfs here.
Listen to our podcast with US poet Kim Addonizio – talking about her experiments with form and "humour's traffic with the dark" here.
Behind the Poem: read what inspired Sean Borodale's and Sarah Roby's contributions to this issue.
The summer 2014 issue, edited by Maurice Riordan, includes poems by Simon Armitage, Edward Barker, Colette Bryce, John F. Deane, Carrie Etter, Alan Gillis, Philip Gross, Sarah Howe, Jacob Polley and many more. Conor O'Callaghan surveys the life-work of Geoffrey Hill; Gwyneth Lewis pays tribute to Dylan Thomas and Sam Riviere writes from Belfast. Also Geoffrey Dearmer Prizewinner Mir Mahfuz Ali and reviews of John Ashbery, Paul Farley, Selima Hill, Amy Key and Jen Hadfield. Full contents list and downloadable pdfs here.
The spring 2014 issue, edited by Maurice Riordan, includes poems by Paul Muldoon, Jan Wagner, Greta Stoddart, Steve Ely, Martha Sprackland, John Hartley Williams, Martha Kapos, Greg Delanty and many more. Hugo Williams is interviewed by Kathryn Maris, Eva Bourke explores the legacy of Gottfried Benn and Will Eaves writes from Melbourne. Plus reviews of Daljit Nagra, Derek Mahon, Moniza Alvi, Maitreyabandhu, David Morley, Helen Mort and Rachael Boast. Full contents list and downloadable pdfs here.