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 March, June and October, 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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Spring 2022: Issue 101

The Spring 2022 issue of Poetry London includes a generous selection of new work by our featured author, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, as well as poems by Romalyn Ante, Natalie Linh Bolderston, Gboyega Odubanjo, Oksana Vasyakina, LeAnne Howe, Mona Kareem, and Robert Selby. Other highlights include translations from Ukrainian, Greek and Russian and two featured essays, namely Cynthia L. Haven on the California life of the Nobel Laureate Czesław Miłosz (1911 – 2004), who spent over half his life in the Golden State following his escape from Stalinist Poland, followed by Ben Wilkinson's thoughts on Don Paterson’s poem ‘The Lie’, excerpted from Wilkinson's monograph on the acclaimed Scottish poet.

This issue is also privileged to carry two very special conversations: the first sees Dante Micheaux interview Carl Phillips just as the latter, one of the most acclaimed American poets of his generation, publishes his debut volume in the UK, while the second is an exclusive conversation between Julia Copus and Selima Hill, the record of an exchange of snail-mail letters conducted across the spring of 2021. Elsewhere in the issue Nicole Jashapara considers two new anthologies of the poetic responses to the ongoing climate crisis, probing the limits of ecopoetry, while Sana Goyal examines three debuts that explore terror, hunger and belonging across the Arab world.

You can read a selection of content from the magazine, plus some exclusive online content, here.

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