Poetry London is an arts charity and 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. Poetry London holds an annual poetry competition and launches each issue with readings from distinguished poet contributors to the magazine.
Spring 2016: Issue 83
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The Spring 2016 issue of Poetry London brings you significant selections of new work from eminent US, UK and Australian poets, including Sharon Olds, Michael Longley and John Kinsella, alongside a feature-length set of poems from Mark Waldron and a new, expansive work from Heather Phillipson. Elsewhere, Liz Berry, Sophie Collins and Martha Sprackland rub shoulders with Mischa Foster Poole and Jacob Polley and we travel from Battersea Bridge, with Annie Katchinska, to Washington State, courtesy of Kris Johnson.
Poetry as a force for change and as a means of expression for the excluded is a recurring theme in this issue’s features and reviews section, which opens with a powerful essay on poetry as witness from Ian Duhig and an interview with US poet Philip Levine. In addition Kayombo Chingonyi writes on Claudia Rankine, first collections are reviewed by Luke Kennard and Bill Herbert, Julia Bird explores poetry and comics and there are reviews of Chinese and Japanese poets in translation.
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