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…organisations, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally. Today it has nearly 4000 members worldwide and publishes the leading poetry magazine, The Poetry Review – some of the poems from…

Fran Lock

…Spoken Press, 2017). Her work has most recently appeared in The Mechanics’ Institute Review, POETRY, The Poetry Review, The Rialto, and in Best British Poetry 2015. She is the winner…

Chloe Stopa-Hunt

…Mslexia and Poetry Review. Chloe is currently the poetry reviews editor at Cadaverine magazine and a senior editor at The Oxonian Review. Chloe was a Foyle Young Poet of the…

Sarah Howe

…by Chatto & Windus in May 2015. She is the founding editor of Prac Crit, a journal of poetry and criticism. Her poems have appeared widely in British magazines including Poetry Review,  PN Review and Poetry…

Marianne Burton

…poetry has appeared in The Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, Poetry Ireland, the TLS, Independent, Guardian and Sunday Times, and been featured on Radio Four’s Poetry Please. She has won prizes in the…

Liane Strauss

…(Donut Press, 2009). Her poems have appeared in a variety of journals in the US and the UK, including Poetry, The Hudson Review, The Georgia Review, The Poetry Review, The…

Laura Scott

…Laura Scott is the winner of The Geoffrey Dearmer Prize 2015, awarded by The Poetry Society and The Poetry Review. Her poems have been widely published in magazines including…

Richard Scott

…twice in The Poetry Review, twice in Poetry London and also in Magma, Wasafiri and Rialto Magazines. Most recently Richard’s work has been included in The Poetry of Sex, a…

Carole Bromley

…Carole Bromley’s poems have been published in magazines including The Poetry Review, Poetry News, The North, Magma, Mslexia, The Rialto and Smiths Knoll, and she has twice been a…

Esther Morgan

…edited the contemporary poetry anthology Reactions. For several years she was Historic Recordings Manager for The Poetry Archive and in 2015 co-edited the Spring edition of Poetry Review with Moniza…

Mir Mahfuz Ali

…given readings and performances at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and other theatres in Britain and beyond. His poems have appeared in The Poetry Review, London Magazine, Poetry London,…

Jonathan Edwards

…Basil Bunting Award. His poems have appeared in many magazines including The Poetry Review, The North, Poetry Wales and New Welsh Review. His first collection My Family and Other Superheroes…

J.P. Nosbaum

…2009. He received an MA in Creative Writing from UEA in 2000 and has published poems in Modern Poetry in Translation, Poetry Review, Poetry Wales and The Southern Review….

Mary Jean Chan

…and the Resurgence Poetry Prize 2016. Her work has appeared in The Poetry Review, The London Magazine, The Rialto, Ambit and elsewhere. She is a co-editor at Oxford Poetry….

Sally Goldsmith

…We There Yet?, was published by Smith/Doorstop in 2013. She is also published in The Poetry Review, Poetry News, The North, Magma, MsLexia and the 2006 Arvon International Poetry Competition…

Daisy Behagg

…Daisy Behagg’s poems have appeared in The Poetry Review, The Rialto, Poetry Wales, The North and Ambit. She won the Bridport Prize for Poetry in 2013 and her debut…

Michael Murphy

…Michael Murphy (1965-2009) won The Poetry Society’s Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2001 for his poem ‘An Idea of Order’. Several further poems appeared in The Poetry Review, including ‘Turf’….

David Kennedy

…David Kennedy is a poet and editor. He also reviews regularly for magazines such as The Poetry Review, PN Review and Stand. He has published three of his own poetry…

Franny Choi

…in The Poetry Review, Poetry, The Journal, Southern Indiana Review, The Rumpus and others. She is a Project VOICE teaching artist and a member of the Dark Noise Collective….

Mary Ruefle

…both are published by Wave Books. She has appeared in many magazines and journals including The American Poetry Review, Verse Daily, The Believer, Harper’s Magazine and The Kenyon Review, and…

Susan Utting

…Times, TLS, The Independent, Forward Book of Poetry, The Poetry Review and Poems on the Underground. Following Striptease (Smith/Doorstop) and Houses Without Walls (Two Rivers Press), Fair’s Fair (also TRP)…

Karen McCarthy Woolf

…she is a PhD candidate. She is the editor of three literary anthologies, most recently Ten: The New Wave (Bloodaxe, 2014). Her poetry has been published in The Poetry Review

Sarah Roby

…Sarah Roby’s first collection, The Naming of Girls (Templar Poetry, 2015), includes poems featured in The Poetry Review and shortlisted for the Troubadour International Prize. Her pamphlet, This Afternoon…

Miles Burrows

…Miles Burrows was born in Leicester and studied Classics and Medicine at Oxford. His poems have appeared in The Poetry Review, PN Review, Times Literary Supplement and Ambit, and…

John Burnside

…winning the 2011 T S Eliot Prize with his collection Black Cat Bone. His essay ‘Dear Hart Crane’ was featured in the Summer 2011 issue of The Poetry Review….

Vuyelwa Carlin

…date and has won prizes in both the Cardiff and National Poetry Competitions. Her poems ‘Lydia’ and ‘Ellen’ were featured in the Summer 2005 issue of The Poetry Review….

Charles Sorley

…Charles Hamilton Sorley was killed in action in October 1915 and his poetry was published posthumously in 1916. Some of his poetry was published in The Poetry Review in…

John Whitworth

…John Whitworth’s poetry has been featured in The Poetry Review since 1982, the most recent being ‘Religion and Poetry’ in the Winter 2008 issue….

James Tate

…University of Massachusetts Amherst and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His poem ‘The Plumber’ was published in The Poetry Review, Vol. 90, No. 2,  in…

Amy Key

…Amy Key’s poems have appeared in The Poetry Review, Poetry Wales and Poetry magazine. Her debut collection Luxe was published by Salt in 2013. She is the editor of…

Patience Agbabi

…issue of The Poetry Review. Her collection Bloodshot Monochrome was published in 2008.  Her most recent collection, Telling Tales (Canongate, 2014),  a contemporary take on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, was shortlisted…

A.B. Jackson

…‘Under the Limit’ was featured in the Autumn 2014 issue of The Poetry Review. His second full collection, The Wilderness Party, will be published by Bloodaxe in September 2015….

D.M. Black

…Things Matter: the place of values in science, psychoanalysis and religion (Routledge 2011). His poem, ‘The Arrow Maker’ was featured in the Spring 2013 issue of The Poetry Review….

Zhou Zan

…The Poetry Review, is the author of Goldfish (Chameleon Press, 2013). She is currently completing a PhD on place and identity in contemporary Chinese diaspora poetry at Oxford Brookes University….

Declan Ryan

…Declan Ryan’s poem, ‘From Alun Lewis’ was featured in the Autumn 2012 issue of The Poetry Review. His poems and reviews have also been published in Poetry London, The…

Marianne Boruch

…Marianne Boruch’s poem ‘First’ was featured in the Winter 2011 issue of The Poetry Review. She is the author of seven collections of poetry, including, most recently, The Book…

Gerry Cambridge

…that Dennis O’Driscoll has called “among the truly outstanding poetry magazines of the English-speaking world”. Gerry Cambridge’s poem, ‘Order’ was featured in the Autumn 2012 issue of The Poetry Review. …

Tolu Ogunlesi

…a daily newspaper. His poem, ‘(at)TEXT’ was featured in the Winter 2012 issue of The Poetry Review. His poetry has also appeared in Wasafiri, London Magazine, Sable and Magma….

Craig Raine

…and the Sunday Times Writer of the Year Award in 1998. He is founder and editor of the literary magazine Areté. He was featured in the The Poetry Review in…

Debbie Lim

…Debbie Lim, commended in the National Poetry Competition 2013, is from Sydney. Her poems have appeared in publications including Cordite Poetry Review, Contemporary Asian Australian Poets (Puncher & Wattman,…

Matthew Dickman

…Matthew Dickman was born on August 20, 1975 in Portland, Oregon. His first full-length collection, All American Poem, won the 2008 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry….

Jack Underwood

…by Faber & Faber in 2015. He was a founding editor of the anthology series Stop Sharpening Your Knives and has written criticism for both The Poetry Review and Poetry London….

Fiona Sampson

…was Editor of The Poetry Review, 2005-2012, and now edits Poem. Her fifth poetry collection was Rough Music published in 2010 and her latest collection is Coleshill (Chatto, 2013)….

Kayo Chingonyi

…Windus. In 2016 he was a guest co-editor for The Poetry Review (Autumn issue 106:3), and is one of the judges of the 2017 Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award….

Emily Berry

…and Critical Writing at the University of East Anglia. In 2016 she was the guest co-Editor of The Poetry Review, working with Maurice Riordan on the summer issue 106:2….

Edward Doegar

…Edward Doegar was born in Surrey in 1982 and studied English at Nottingham University. His poems have appeared in The Poetry Review, Ambit, Smith Knolls and The North. He…

Katie Hale

…Katie Hale’s poem, ‘Secret’ was featured in the Winter 2012 issue of The Poetry Review. She has twice won the Anne Pierson Award, and in 2010 won the Ver…

Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhran

…of Antes y despues del Bronx. His poems ‘Honig’ and ‘How to Make Love to a Dying Rican’ were featured in the Winter 2012 issue of The Poetry Review….

Miranda Yates

…Miranda Yates’s poem, ‘Chocolates for Colonel Gaddafi’ was featured in the Spring 2013 issue of The Poetry Review….

Dorothea Smartt

…Dorothea Smartt’s poem, ‘Headway’ was published in the Winter 2012 issue of The Poetry Review. Her collections include, Connecting Medium and Ship Shape. Her latest collection is a chapbook from Peepal…

Angel Gonzalez

…Angel Gonzalez’s poem, ‘Zero City’ was featured in the Spring 2013 issue of The Poetry Review….

Aviva Dautch

…‘A Letter to Emily Dickinson’ and ‘True Voice’ were published in the Summer 2011 issue of Poetry Review. She was also shortlisted for the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2011….

Jane Hirshfield

…Eliot Prize. Her poems ‘Red Wine is Fined by Adding Broken Eggshells’ and ‘The Dark Hour’ were featured in the Spring 2012 issue of The Poetry Review. A new collection,…

Vladislav Khodasevich

…Vladislav Khodasevich was an influential Russian poet and literary critic. His poem ‘The Dactyls’ appears in the Autumn 2010 issue of The Poetry Review….

Amaan Hyder

…Amaan Hyder’s poem, ‘At Hajj’ was featured in the Spring 2013 issue of The Poetry Review….

Richard Kerridge

…Richard Kerridge’s poem, ‘The Seasonal World: The Season Of The Newts’ was featured in the Winter 2011 issue of The Poetry Review….

Ghassan Zaqtan

…Ghassan Zaqtan is a Palestinian poet writing primarily in Arabic. His poem, ‘Neighbouring Sounds’ was featured in the Spring 2012 issue of The Poetry Review. His most recent collection…

A.E. Stallings

…collection, Olives was published in 2012, and her poem ‘The Last Carousel, Aftermath: Battle of Plataea (Out of Herodotus)’ appeared in the summer 2013 issue of The Poetry Review….

Rachel Piercey

…won the Newdigate Prize in 2008. Her poems have appeared in various journals and magazines including The Poetry Review, Magma, Butcher’s Dog and The Rialto. Her pamphlets, The Flower and…

Richard McCracken

…Richard McCracken’s poem, ‘Sisters’ was featured in the Summer 1991 issue of The Poetry Review, and his poem ‘The Man at the Crossing Needs an Eastbound Train’ was published…

Rosamund Stanhope

…and unusual words. Two collections of her poems were published by Peterloo Press in the 1990s, when she also featured as the The Poetry Review‘s Poet of the Month….

Kim Addonizio

…(W.W. Norton, 2004) and Lucifer at the Starlite (W.W. Norton, 2009). Her work was featured in a 2014 edition of The Poetry Review, and she currently lives in Oakland, California….

George Szirtes

…the Royal Society of Literature in 1982. He is a former Guest Editor of The Poetry Review. George Szirtes lives near Norwich with his wife, the painter Clarissa Upchurch….

Claire Crowther

…Claire Crowther’s poem ‘The Apology, Coincidence of Bodies’ appeared in the Summer 2013 Issue of The Poetry Review. She is poet in residence at the Royal Mint Museum during…

Evdokia Charalampous

…Evdokia Charalampous  is a Cyprus-born poet. She recently completed her Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Portsmouth. Her poems have appeared in The Poetry Review and The…

Valeria Ferraro

…Valeria Ferraro’s poem ‘A Blaze becomes Fire’ appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of The Poetry Review. Her most recent books are wasurenamu and zoology….

Sarah Wardle

…Sarah Wardle was born in London in 1969. She won The Poetry Review’s New Poet of the Year award in 1999 and her first collection, Fields Away (Bloodaxe Books,…

F.J. Williams

F.J. Williams was born in Liverpool in 1951 and studied English at Durham, with postgraduate work at Manchester and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. He was Director of the Bridge Arts Centre,…

Night

Insomnia: that great educator. – Corneil Lefevre i This can only occur at night; it’s how and why he’s woken to stillness, wide-eyed, in a frowzy nest of…

Jericho Shandy

The surrealist machine is more often than not a nonfunctional machine – Sara Danius, ‘The Senses of Modernism’ Returning from the anniversary event for Sterne at Bradford Library,…

Her 她

This word needs to be seen in order to be understood. In the Chinese language, it’s not enough to work out the meaning by speaking and listening. Most…

Cities

Once in Leicester Square a bird wing touched my face. It was just a London pigeon whose spatial awareness had gone out of kilter but there was poetry…