Poetry Review archive: 2012 issues

Volume 102:4 'Offending Frequencies'

Guest-edited by Bernardine Evaristo, 'Offending Frequencies' is a provocative look at the work of poets new to poetry and/or new to Poetry Review. Contributors include Richard Scott, Sophie Mayer, Edward Doegar, Warshan Shire, Hannah Lowe, Jay Bernard, Dorothea Smartt, Kayo Chingonyi, Jocelyn Page, Roger Robinson, Suzi Feay and Anthony Joseph. Pascale Petit explores women's poetry, Ranjit Hoskote on contemporary Indian poetry, Cherry Smyth Queer Poetry and Nii Ayikwei Parkes African poetry. 

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Volume 102:3

Guest Editor Charles Boyles invites readers to cross borders, "jiggling a little with the structure of the magazine" and encourages readers "to wander off at a tangent by way of what they find here". Poetry by Tiffany Atkinson, Naomi Foyle, Michael Hofmann, August Kleinzahler, James McGonigal and David Wheatley; essays by Ian Duhig, Patrick McGuinness, Chrissy Williams and Chris McCabe; and reviews and micro-reviews of James Fenton, Ruth Padel, Lesley Saunders and Yves Bonnefoy.

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Volume 102:2 'Mapping the Delta'

"Poetry today seems to me more a delta than a single river..." Guest Editor George Szirtes offers a pluralistic look at the contemporary poetry scene, with contributions from Paul Batchelor, Julia Copus, Christopher Middleton, A.B. Jackson, Owen Sheers and Geraldine Monk. Essayists include Simon Armitage, W.N. Herbert, Daliit Nagra and Carrie Etter. Reviews of Elizabeth Jennings, Gwyneth Lewis, Clive Wilmer and Adam Thorpe.

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Volume 102:1 'The Poetry of Place

An issue that explores the idea of "place", which, as Editor Fiona Sampson points out, "isn't just elsewhere... it can also be here". Poems by Robin Robertson, Ghassan Zaqtan, Jeri Onitskansky, Yang Lian, Sarah Corbett and Martha Sprackland. Essayists include Sean O'Brien on poetry and ideas of Englishness, Omar Sabbagh and Socrates Kabouropoulos on contemporary Greek poetry. Reviews of Carol Ann Duffy, John Kinsella, Simon Armitage and Charles Simic.

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