Shouldn’t we all be quitters?

To accompany this exclusive extract from John Ashbery’s Parallel Movement of the Hands, Dai George talks to the book’s editor, Emily Skillings DG: I’d like to start by thanking you, on behalf of …

…no holds hyena!

An interview with Fran Lock by Karolina Ros Olafsdottir KO: I really loved the poem in the magazine and the energy in it. I was wondering if you could start …

Remnants as an Articulation

Jennifer Lee Tsai interviews Bhanu Kapil about the trajectory of her career to date JLT: I wonder if I could ask you about when and how you started writing? What is the purpose …

Constant Flux: Rachel Long talks to Ali Lewis

AL: Hi Rachel. How are you? What poetry has been seeing you through these difficult times?  RL: Throughout early-to-mid lockdown I couldn’t read a thing. That’s never happened before. I’ve …

Martha Sprackland talks to James Conor Patterson

Poetry London regularly dedicates a third of its pages to poets who are new to the magazine. Here, Poetry Editor Martha Sprackland chats to Poetry London first-timer James Conor Patterson, whose wonderful poem …

A Taste, a Touch, a Want

Victoria Adukwei Bulley interviews Natalie Diaz in a time of lockdown VAB: I’d love to begin by asking you this: what is a poem? ND: A poem is like a hand – the …

The Church of a Better World

Suji Kwock Kim talks to Danez Smith on the eve of publishing their new book, Homie SKK: How would you articulate what’s specifically ‘American’ about US poetry – keeping in mind all the limitations …

Interview with Reviews Editor Dai George

PL: Dai, as Reviews Editor of Poetry London, how do you approach the editorial process for each issue and how do you make decisions about which books should be reviewed? …