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. 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.
Edited by Maurice Riordan, the latest issue of Poetry Review includes poems by Liz Berry, Matthew Francis, Mir Mahfuz Ali, Kim Moore, Helen Mort, Susan Wicks and many more. Deryn Rees-Jones interviews Alice Oswald, David Harmer writes on poetry for children, Greta Stoddart goes walking with Simon Armitage, and Paul Farley and Tom Sleigh explore Seamus Heaney's idea of the "omphalos", the place that is central to a poet's imaginative world. We publish Anne Carson's Poetry Society Annual Lecture and John Hartley Williams writes from Berlin. There are reviews of Adcock, Agard, Bird, D'Aguiar, Graves, Morrissey, Queneau, Reid, selected pamphlets and more. Plus a gallery section of drawings by Sylvia Plath. Full contents list and downloadable pdfs here.
Read the background to new poems in this issue by Matthew Francis and Liz Berry.
You can also browse previous issues using the menu bar on the left, or read more about the magazine's history here.
The first issue of Poetry Review edited by Maurice Riordan is published.
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.
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.
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.
Read Bernardine Evaristo's blog on the thinking behind the winter 2012 issue.
The Guest Editors of the spring 2013 issue are Moniza Alvi and Esther Morgan.
Read Charles Boyle's blog as he updates on us on progess so far with the autumn 2012 issue.
The Guest Editors for the autumn and winter issues have been announced: Charles Boyle and Bernardine Evaristo.
Read George Szirtes' blog as he reflects on his first few days as Guest Editor for the summer 2012 issue.
Fiona Sampson leaves Poetry Review