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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.

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The Spring 2020 issue features poems from American poets Victoria Chang and Danez Smith, a selection of poems from the Kurmanji by Çîmen Adil Alî, Ciwan Qado and Ehmed Huseynî, young poets from Oxford Spires Academy, and new work by Fiona Benson, Julia Copus, Martha Kapos, Kayo Chingonyi and Joe Dunthorne, among others. Newcomers to the magazine include Sophie de Beistegui, Miruna Fulgeanu and Cheryl Follon.

In features, Joey Connolly explores the relationship between reading poetry and trust in this issue's essay, 'The Benefit of the Doubt', and we're delighted to present an exclusive interview between Danez Smith and Suji Kwock Kim on the eve of the publication of Smith's new collection, homie. In reviews, we cover collections by Ilya Kaminsky, Heather Phillipson, Kei Miller and Mona Arshi, among others.

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

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