Poetry London is a leading international poetry magazine where acclaimed contemporary poets share pages with exciting new names. Published three times a year in February, May and September, each issue contains new poetry, incisive reviews and features, and a unique listings guide to a wide range of poetry events and resources in London and throughout the UK. Poetry London holds an annual poetry competition and launches each issue with readings from distinguished poet contributors to the magazine.
We welcome the return of US poet Phillis Levin who joins Kim Addonizio, Simon Perchik and EG Cunningham: American poets appearing in Poetry London for the first time. Billy Ramsell and Geraldine Mitchell from Ireland are also newcomers to the magazine.
We have new poems from Jack Underwood, Stephen Knight, Hannah Lowe, Michael Symmons Roberts, Mark Waldron and John Welch, among others, plus translations from the French, Dutch and Portuguese. New voices to the magazine include Rowland Bagnall, Wayne Holloway-Smith, Shauna Robertson and Jessie Jones.
The Reviews and Features section opens with a remarkable essay from David Constantine on poetry and conflict, followed by an interview with Mark Ford conducted by Jack Underwood. There are reviews of new books by Paul Muldoon, Nicholas Moore, Sujata Bhatt, Sam Riviere and Elaine Feinstein along with first collections and much else!
Poetry London Masterclasses
Poetry London is pleased to announce three weekend masterclasses offering the opportunity to work with leading poets to improve your poetry.
July 11 – 12 2015: Ahren Warner.
October 17 – 18 2015: Glyn Maxwell.
February 20 – 21 2016: Annie Freud.
Read more and book your place here.
Poetry London Summer 2015 Launch Reading
4 June 2015, 7pm - Kings Place, London
Join us to launch the Summer 2015 issue of Poetry London. With readings from Phillis Levin, Mark Ford, Denise Riley and Wayne Holloway-Smith.
Tickets cost £4.50 and can be booked here.
Kings Place, Hall Two, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG.