The Poetry Review

The Poetry Review - 104:1

Look inside the Poetry Society's internationally acclaimed quarterly poetry magazine, recently given a bold redesign.

Our winter issue has new poems by Amy Key, Helen Farish, Helen Mort, Julia Copus, Antony Dunn, Michelle O’Sullivan, Rosie Shepperd, David Hart, Kathleen Jamie, Ian Duhig, Matthew Sweeney, D.A. Powell, Mary Peelen, Padraig Regan, Kim Moore, Daisy Behagg and more. Colette Bryce interviews Kathleen Jamie, Julia Copus and Bill Manhire describe their 'Omphalos and Simon Barraclough revisits the work of John Berryman. Jason Schneiderman writes from New York. Plus reviews of Louise Glück, Michael Longley, Simon Armitage, Liz Berry, Mimi Khalvati, Roddy Lumsden, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Jemma Borg, David Gascoyne’s New Collected Poems, the Centenary Edition of Dylan Thomas, new pamphlets and more.


Cover illustration: Shout / Dutch Uncle.

Explore the full list of contents here or buy online. Read more about the background behind Daisy Behagg's and Ian Duhig's contributions in 'Behind the Poem' here.

For more information about the redesign, click here.

 About The Poetry Review

The Poetry Review is the Poetry Society's internationally acclaimed quarterly poetry magazine, published in March, June, September and December and sent to every full member of the Poetry Society. We welcome subscriptions to the magazine. The Poetry Review is also stocked at leading bookshops throughout the UK; to find your nearest outlet and buy copies, click here. Full details of how to submit your work to the magazine can be found here.


The Poetry Review - 104:1

Recent issue

Our autumn issue has new poems by Kim Addonizio, Rachael Allen, Sean Borodale, Linda Gregerson, Durs Grünbein, Sarah Roby, Denise Saul, Katharine Towers and others. Gregory O'Brien writes from Gore, New Zealand, and Amali Rodrigo from Mumbai. We publish Carolyn Forché's much-praised Poetry Society Annual Lecture, and there are reviews of Tom Paulin, Derek Walcott, Robert Crawford, Ruth Padel, Kei Miller and Fiona Benson. Plus Next Generation Poets 2014: extensive coverage of this latest promotion of twenty of the top British poets. Plus – the Anon. Poets revealed! Moniza Alvi and Esther Morgan tell all.

Behind the Poem: read what inspired Sean Borodale's and Sarah Roby's contributions to this issue.

Explore the full list of contents here or buy online.



Behind the poem

What inspired some of the poems in this issue? Liz Berry and Matthew Francis offer a fascinating glimpse.

Back issues

You can also browse previous issues using the menu bar on the left, or read more about the magazine's history here

Read poems from The Poetry Review in Poetry magazine, selected by Don Share. Poetry cover art: Paul Hornschemeier “Postcards from Moritz the Cat,” 2011



New poems by Sean Borodale, selected as a Next Generation Poet 2014, Kim Addonizio, Linda Gregerson, Dürs Grunbein and Sarah Roby are published in the new issue of The Poetry Review.

The summer issue is published with contributors including Simon Armitage, Philip Gross, Sarah Howe, Gwyneth Lewis and Jacob Polley. Mir Mahfuz Ali was announced as the winner of the Dearmer Prize 2013.

The Poetry Review has undergone a bold new redesign, launching with its spring issue at the end of the month.

December 2013
The winter issue of Poetry Review, with contributors including Helen Mort, Alice Oswald and John Hartley Williams, amongst many others, is published.

September 2013
The first issue of Poetry Review edited by Maurice Riordan is published.

July 2013
Patience Agbabi's The Doll's House is nominated for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. Read it in The Anonymous Invitation, the spring 2013 edition of Poetry Review by clicking here.

June 2013
Patrick McGuinness's guest-edited issue is published, with a special event and podcast in Oxford. Kayo Chingonyi's Geoffrey Dearmer Prize win is awarded in the same issue, with Jane Draycott as judge.

February 2013
Maurice Riordan has been appointed as Editor of Poetry Review; his first issue will be published this autumn. Patrick McGuinness will be Guest Editor of the summer issue.

November 2012
Read Bernardine Evaristo's blog on the thinking behind the winter 2012 issue.

October 2012
The Guest Editors of the spring 2013 issue are Moniza Alvi and Esther Morgan.

July 2012
Read Charles Boyle's blog as he updates on us on progess so far with the autumn 2012 issue.

May 2012
The Guest Editors for the autumn and winter issues have been announced: Charles Boyle and Bernardine Evaristo.

May 2012
Read George Szirtes' blog as he reflects on his first few days as Guest  Editor for the summer 2012 issue.

February 2012
Fiona Sampson leaves Poetry Review