Poetry Review vol. 102:1 (Spring 2012)
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Poetry Review vol. 102:1 (Spring 2012)

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136  |  978-1-900771-72-6

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“Place” isn’t just elsewhere, of course. It can also be here. While this issue is joyously international, it also celebrates British poets “going local”. And some of the most exciting writing in this issue comes from places which aren’t far away as the plane flies, but whose traditions are far indeed from Anglo-Saxon poetry. Doesn’t so much richness and colour just make you want to book a summer holiday – at home or abroad? — Fiona Sampson, Editor

 

Poems by Robin Robertson, Ghassan Zaqtan, Fady Joudah, Claire Crowther, A.J. Stubbs, Tomaž Šalamun, Valerie Wohlfeld, Marilyn Hacker, Vénus Khoury-Ghata, Anthony Thwaite, Jeri Onitskansky, Anne Stevenson, John Greening, Catherine Smith, Kim Moore, Christopher Reid, Yang Lian, C.K. Stead, Ian Pindar, Sarah Wardle, John Greening, Ben Wilkinson, Sarah Corbett, Sharon Morris, Menna Elfyn, Casimiro de Brito, Emma Harding, Kathryn Simmonds, Diane Fahey, Martha Sprackland, John Siddique, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Sean O’Brien, Socrates Kabouropoulos, Omar Sabbagh, and Yehuda Amichai.

The issue also features the winners of The National Poetry Competition: Allison McVety (First Prize), To The Lighthouse; Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch (Second Prize), Ponting; and Zaffar Kunial (Third Prize), Hill Speak.

Also: Ruth Fainlight on Carol Ann Duffy; Ahren Warner reviews Simon Armitage’s The Death of King Arthur; Ben Wilkinson on Kinsella and Donnelly; David Morley on art-inspired poetry by Simic, Crawford and Munden; Hilary Davies on collected poems by Crossley-Holland and Lotte Kramer; Alan Brownjohn on new translations by Mahon and Ní Chuilleanáin; Steven Matthews reviews Khalvati and Moss; Alex Runchman on Supervielle, Boruch, McMillan, Rothenberg and Jones; Douglas Houston on Sam-La Rose, Brown and Atkinson; Sarah Wardle reviews collected works by Lochhead, Berry and Reid; Erik Martiny on Redgrove’s Collected Poems and a new biography; Rachel Redford on Greig, Gross, Scupham, Caleshu and Kinsey; and Jem Poster reviews Maitreyabandhu, Morgan, Turner and Dawes.

 

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