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The Autumn issue of Poetry London showcases new work from Mimi Khalvati, Anthony Anaxagorou, Karen Solie, and Poet Laureate Simon Armitage, among many others, including the winning poems of the Poetry London Clore Prize.

We also feature poetry in translation, from Bulgarian, Galician, Romanian, and Russian, and voices from both sides of the Atlantic.

In the feature essay, Karen Solie surveys the field of poetry in an era of climate catastrophe. Meanwhile, Karen McCarthy Woolf interviews Ishion Hutchinson about islands and cultures of the sea.

In reviews, Nisha Ramayya examines three books at the intersection of feminism and the occult. We also cover new collections by Jane Yeh, Jonathan Edwards and Layli Long Soldier.

A selection of poems and articles are available to read online here.

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